Last sewing project before the big move finished.
My new work bag.
I used Nicole Mallalieu's Mod Bag pattern, this time with just one strap, a flap and magnetic snap closures. The fabric is lovely, but it was a bit of a battle getting interfacing to fuse to it and ironing seams flat proved impossible (top stitching was the answer) ... now I know why it was 70% off!!
The last mod bag I made used quite stiff material with heavy interfacing and fusible fleece. This fabric has more drape - it can hold it's own shape, but when you hang it on your shoulder the fabric folds nicely. I went with medium weight interfacing and fleece this time and I think I prefer the result.
It's probably the biggest bag I own, but experience tells me that I'm going to need lots of space for all the stuff that I end up carting from one appointment to the other - non-permanent white board markers are the thing that stick in my mind. Never can you have too many as a teacher ... and you can never find them when you need them!!
I'm hoping that this is practical and smart - at least that's what I was aiming for! What do you think?