Thursday, February 14, 2013

Triple Zip Cross-Body Bag



From the moment I saw Debbie's tutorial for her triple zipper pouch I thought it would make a great cross-body bag if I made it in a bigger size.
So that's exactly what I did.




It measures 13" wide by 14" tall. I boxed the bottom to make it nice and roomy inside.



This is the biggest pocket. It will hold a lot and will be perfect for travel. I used a Denyse Schmidt fabric from JoAnn's for the lining.



I used Melody Miller's Ruby Star Shining panel and tried to make the typewriter a focal point on the front. I wish I would have place the typewriter just a bit higher. 


I added a few random fabrics from my scrap bin and made a handle out of the Dottie scraps from the last quilt I made. I wasn't quite sure how to attach the handle, so I decided to place some loops in the side seams and then attach the handle with some leash clips.


Since the handle is removable, I can use it to pack things in for travel and keep it in my suitcase.


Linking up to Amanda Jean's Finish it up Friday

30 comments:

Spontaneous Threads said...

Great interpretation on the triple zip bag- you can put your triple zip pouch to the interior and you're good to go!

Ann said...

Love it!
Can you link to the tutorial?

West Michigan Quilter said...

This is what I thought after I made mine. I wanted a larger one with a strap. Can you make a tutorial?

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done!

Debbie said...

Very awesome! I love when an idea becomes a successful reality. The triple-zip did for me, and I'm so pleased the super-sized version did for you! It's really fun and SO practical and useful! Thanks much for joining in the Triple-Zip Along in your own special way!

Kirsten said...

Fabulous idea - I love that you can take the straps off and just use the pouch as is too!

Cathy said...

what a great idea!

Norma's Clay said...

Great idea! Plus the size and removable strap make it very versatile. Thanks for sharing.

Katy Cameron said...

Fun, loving all the MM goodness!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

That rocks!

Karen said...

Awesome bag. Very fun fabric. Love it!

Patti said...

Fantastic take on the triple zip! Your fabrics are spectacular too!

Jenny said...

I think the typewriter's in the perfect spot! Love this bag.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a great version! It's so perfect and very versatile! And I agree with Jenny, the typewriter is in the right spot!

dutchcomfort said...

Very clever and beautiful!!

Annabella said...

I love cross body bags as they leave your hands free and that's great with a little one and I just feel safer when out and about. A great interpretation of the original and very cute.

heart of charnwood said...

Very clever, I love it, I was thinking I might make one of the original size for my little girl, and now I don't need to think about how to add the cross body strap, thx!

Lynz said...

Clever girl!!! Great colours and I love the dotty strap.

LuLu said...

That is so cute Diane! And I like your off set typewriter! My little girl would probably love the smaller size for her kindle.

Mermaid Sews said...

Perfect! love it so much.

Debbie Johnson said...

Love it! I realy like where the typewriter is. Awesome job!!

Flying Blind... said...

Totally brilliant!

Svetlana said...

what a fantastic idea, it looks wonderful.

Connie said...

What a neat bag and the detachable straps are perfect!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Thank you for providing the photo of it in use to get a handle on the scale. It is a nice size. And I love your trick of taking the pictures in the window to get natural light!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

It's gorgeous and will, as you say, be brilliant for traveling.

She Who Carries Camera said...

I LOVE this! Do you sell your creations? You are quite the sewer!

Teje Karjalainen said...

What a great bag! So beautiful and just perfect!

Stephanie Hille said...

How can I get the pattern to make this bag? The triple zip shoulder bag. I love it.
Thank you,
Stephanie

diane said...

STephanie since you did not leave a conract email I can't really answer you so I will post the answer here. I used this tutorial and enlarged the bag to make my cross-body bag. http://aquilterstable.blogspot.com/2012/08/triple-zip-pouch-tutorial.html
I made some adjustments to the bag, but since it was several years ago I really do not know the exact measurements of what I cut, etc. I hope this helps a little