I am also getting ready to release my first pattern for sale! Here is a little sneak peek.
I also made myself a new bag! I used Anna Maria Horner's art student tote pattern and some of her field study prints. I LOVE it!
It was a great pattern. I will warn you though that this is a huge bag! It would make a great beach bag or a large diaper bag. The interior has lots of pockets and is easily customizable.
There are also two zipper pockets on the exterior that are perfect for holding your phone and keys. I used aqua metal zippers from zipit. I LOVE these metal zippers!!! They are a little industrial looking and I really like how sturdy they are. I always think good hardware makes a bag look so much more professional and these zippers are perfect.
The only adjustment that I made to the pattern was to use duck cloth as sew in interfacing in place of the heavy weight fusible that was recommended. Other than that, I followed the pattern exactly.