I don't know if you notice the "Santa Sack Swap" in the side bar, but that bag is the one that Carol made for me & I carried it as a purse from Thanksgiving until a couple of days after Christmas and I loved it. And I had quite a few nice comments on it as well. So, I decided to make a few more similar to it.... the pattern is by Stephanie of Loft Creations. I made my own version of it by cutting 2.5" squares for the top section, and have plans to make at least 2 more - both different than the original or this one. :-)
And a bit closer (don't look too closely - it's NOT perfect!)......
Anyway, the fabric is the new Moda "Chemistry" (from a charm pack that my dear friend Jeanne sent me at Christmas) and Moda "L'Amour" from a year or two ago that I had in my massive fabric stash. I think they blend well together. I love red/brown together & the pink thrown in doesn't hurt it any (it's not baby pink! lol). I used a magnetic snap instead of the loop & button, though I may use that on another - we'll see, and I left the pocket off. I thought with all those squares & all those prints, the pocket might be a bit "much".
Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful week & happy stitching & sewing!