The first time I make a new bag I follow the pattern directions & I did that for my first Emily Bag. Although I love the pattern I decided some changes were needed. Today I made another one and made several changes to the pattern. I lengthened the shoulder strap. The original size is way too short for me and as a result, my first Emily Bag is a handbag.
I also added 2 outside pockets which are wide enough & deep enough to hold water bottles and even my Nook.
In addition to the zippered inside pocket that the pattern calls for, I added slip-in pockets all around the inside lining.
Because the pleated front & back are the same, I added a removable fabric pin to the front on both the bags.
The bag has a magnetic snap closure.
This bag is huge which makes it the perfect bag for shopping, school, the beach and work. The finished measurements are:
The shoulder drop on the pink paisley bag is 9".
The shoulder drop on the multi-colored bag is 14" from the top of the shoulder strap to the center top.
Price: $60.00 + S&H when applicable
Please contact me with any questions and thanks for looking!