Monday, July 7, 2014

Search for the Best Crossbody Bag- Bag#2 The Lombard Street Bag by ChrisW Designs





Lombard Street Crossbody Bag By Gina's Craft Corner (Design by ChrisWDesigns)
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This is the Lombard Street Crossbody by Christine at ChrisW Designs (Click here to visit ChrisW Designs.) This bag is an iPad case and purse all in one!  I do not think you will be disappointed with this pattern.  Let's check it out!

Lombard Street Crossbody Bag By Gina's Craft Corner (Design by ChrisWDesigns)



I was surprised at the ease at which this bag went together.  At first glance it looked complicated with all those pockets and zippers!  I've labeled the pockets on the front, as I forgot to take pictures of the inside. There is actually a hidden zipper pocket on the very top.

Below the hidden pocket is a large slip pocket with a smaller slip pocket sewn into the side panel for your iPhone.  Below that is still ANOTHER slip pocket!  Plenty of spaces for quick grab items.

The only thing I might add to this bag next time is some velcro for the bottom 2 pockets.  I would be worried about my phone falling out of the pocket.  Ooooh...I just had a thought!  My camera would fit perfectly in that pocket for a quick grab!

Lombard Street Crossbody Bag By Gina's Craft Corner (Design by ChrisWDesigns)



I just love this recessed zipper closure.  I was so pleased with how easy this was to put in and I loved Christine's technique for making the little zipper tabs on the end of the zipper- so easy!  If you recall, I struggled with the zipper tab on the 2 zip hipster bag, which you can check out HERE.

Lombard Street Crossbody Bag By Gina's Craft Corner (Design by ChrisWDesigns)



I'm in love with these grommets.  I have only added a circular grommet in which you hammer it in.  (You can see my tutorial on how to install eyelets/grommets HERE.)  These are a fun shape, and perfect for this bag, don't you think?  The installation was a little different than I'm used to to, but Christine will walk you through it.  Her patterns are like little sewing classes!  No hammers or extra grommet tools are needed with this type of grommet, just a little glue and some pliers to fold down the prongs to secure the front grommet to the back grommet.
Lombard Street Crossbody Bag By Gina's Craft Corner (Design by ChrisWDesigns)

The inside just has simple slip pockets, which were a welcomed relief after all those zippers on the outside.

Lombard Street Crossbody Bag By Gina's Craft Corner (Design by ChrisWDesigns)

Now, to my downfall!  This bag was going so smoothly until I came across this beast of a pocket.  Okay-it really wasn't all that bad, but by the looks of it you can tell I struggled a bit.  I had trouble getting the fabric to stay together as I rounded the corners.  I actually had to take out the entire zipper and try again...and again. I finally got it, but it is not perfect enough for me.  From this angle you cannot see how off-centered this pocket is, but I'm sure you can see the puffed up zipper.  I could not get that wrinkle out of the zipper after it had been in the package for so long.  I guess I should have tried harder.  So, another bag for me!!  Horray!!





So there it is!  The 2nd bag in my search for the best crossbody.  I truly love this bag, just as much as I loved crossbody number 1, The Two Zip Hipster by Erin Erikson at Dog Under My Desk.  The Lombard Street Bag just has a few more bells and whistles.  You can see my version of the bag, Two Zip Hipster in a red and cream chevron material, HERE.

ANNOUNCEMENT!!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Blessings,
Gina