Look at the bag and not me, please. I didn't have time to pick a nice pose or background. Sorry.
This is my latest Amy Butler Messenger Bag.
I actually posted a review at Pattern Review! It's been almost a year since I've done that. I need to go through my stuff and do some updates.
I modified it so that it can also be used as a back pack.
Here is the front tab. I used a D ring and swivel hook instead of velcro.
I added a gromett to the top edge of the strap and a D ring with yet another swivel hook to the bottom of the bag. When you clip the hook to the grommet, the bag becomes a back pack.
The grommet at the edge of the strap.
The strap is attached to the bag with 'surprise' D Rings etc...
The inner hanging zippered pocket. I made it the same length as the bag. The pattern has this pocket being about 2 inches shorter which makes the bag pull to the inside if you put anything in it.
That's about it for now.
I have more things I would really like to get started on but things are kicking into gear at the inn so I'm going to be in waitress mode until Christmas.