Search for the Best Crossbody Bag- Bag #1: Two Zip Hipster (Pattern By Erin Erikson)
Hello friends! I'm back from a little getaway with my husband celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary! We had a great time in St. Louis checking out a Cardinals baseball game (their new stadium is awesome!), touring Anheuser Busch (horses and free beer!), and watching Captain America (best Marvel movie yet!). I just realized that my vacation and this post kind of have a red, white, and blue theme!
Well, as my title of this post states, I'm on a mission to find a great crossbody bag to sell at Gina's Craft Corner (my home business). Everywhere I look, young and old are wearing crossbodies. They ARE so convenient, especially for mothers who need at LEAST 2 arms while out and about with the kiddos.
I decided to give the Two Zip Hipster, by Erin Erikson from the blog Dog Under My Desk, a try. Let's check it out!
m first time adding a zipper closure to the top of a bag. I know! I have just always used snaps, or the patterns I choose always have snaps. It actually was really easy. Erin Erikson, the creator of this pattern, has a lot of great pictures to help you along and her instructions are very clear. I do have to say, though, that it took me almost as long to make that little tab on the end of the zipper, than it took to make the entire bag. I may be exaggerating a little, but it was crazy. Sometimes I'm really good at hard things, and stumble over easy task.
The only real problem I had with this bag was the adjustable strap. I used a 1.5" slider, as recommended, but my strap is so thick it will not slide. I'll have to fix that somehow before I attempt to sell it.
I'm sure this bag would be loved by any chiefs or cardinals fan out there. Whatever crossbody bag I end up going with, I am definately doing chevron bags in red and white and black and gold (I'm in MIZZOU country). :)
So, what do you think of this crossbody? Does it have all that you are looking for in a bag?
WHAT IS NEXT?
The next crossbody I am going to try is the Lombard Street Bag by ChrisWDesigns. I'm pretty excited about her pattern and already know it will be easy to follow.
WHAT AM I SEWING TODAY-RIGHT NOW- THIS VERY INSTANT???
Today I am finishing up my second conceal and carry bag. You are going to die when you see this one! Think, PURPLE CAMO! I know, crazy, right? It's super cute and all I have left to add is the hardware. I can't wait to share it with you!
Don't forget that Diana Rambles and some fabulous ladies are hosting another amazing AMERICAN GIRL GIVEAWAY! Clcik to enter!