I just completed making a Butterfly Sling Bag. The pattern is by Emmaline Bags and part of the Bag of the Month Club.
I was very excited when I saw the pattern arrive in my email on Febuary 1st. A very orginal design and well written pattern!
I used a brown suede like fabric I had in my stash. I originally wanted to use a gray faux suede but didn't have matching zippers. The zippers are long pull ones which I think gives them a nice, substantial look and feel.
Between the zipper compartments there is a zipper pocket and and slip pocket (which can't be seen in this photo. The pattern is also includes a id window pocket but I didn't have any clear vinyl so forgo that.
You can flip down the front zipper compartment. The id window would have been right under the zipper pocket. I added a small flap with a heavy duty snap. That pocket would be used for a phone and the flap insures it wouldn't slip out when opened this way. I likely won't need to open it up though, since both the zipper pocket and slip pocket are accessible when the bag is folder together.
And can I tell you that I really, really dislike snaps. I have a plier-like tool to install them. I still had to go through 3 attempts and wasted snaps,to get one properly installed on.
Inside each zippered compartments is 6 card slots. So lots of built in storage.
I attached the adjustable strap with swivel hooks as I wanted to be able to switch out the strap for a wristlet strap. It's would be an oversized wristlet but I can see myself throwing it into a bigger bag when traveling and having the wristlet option handy.
So there you have it.. my February bag.. I haven't made up the January bag yet. I couldn't find fabric I wanted to use for it in my stash and I'm determined to dwindle down my stash before buying some more.