A month or so ago, I made this Hipster Bag. The pattern was offered to MQG members and it was a really fun make.
I enjoyed making it so much that I decide to make a second one out of similar fabric but with the required interfacing (Pellon SF101) plus a snap magnet (tutorial) instead of a hidden magnet.
While these snap magnets look good on the bag, they are very, VERY strong. If you take the time to align them, it is almost impossible to pull them apart. I hope to figure out a way to 'lessen' the magnet but if not, I don't feel comfortable gifting this bag.
I really loved the fabric I used inside - it is a Zen Chic line.
At the same time I was making the blue bag, I decided to try the pattern in cork. I am a bit of a cork novice - made 3 small items so far. The hidden magnet didn't work for the cork so I went with the same snap magnets.
The bag looks good (colors are more true in photo on the left) although my top-stitching isn't ideal on the flap. I also instead to use a different kind of interfacing for the lining if I make a cork bag again.
My final touch on the light blue bag was to sew on the metal tag. I got a package of 8 of these in QuiltCon vendor area earlier this year and it was fun to use them.
I do want to make more of these bags as gifts. Now to choose the fabrics!
Have a wonderful day! Patty