My Sew Sweetness Sloan Bag!

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Yesterday Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness released a new handbag pattern called The Sloan Bag.  I had the opportunity to test this pattern out for Sara and would love to show you my version of it as well as my thoughts about the bag overall.

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The Sloan measures in at 18” long x 14” tall x 6” deep.  My pictures may not show it, but this is a LARGE bag!  Both side gussets have a nice roomy pocket with flap. I used a small magnetic snap closure for the flap, but a simple snap is written in the pattern.  The pattern also includes a front curved zippered pocket. Because of my fabric weight and the Soft & Stable, I opted out of that.  My exterior is a mid-weight home decor print and interior is a vintage newspaper print I found at Joann’s.  The straps and pocket flaps are Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Black.

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I’m a huge fan of pockets, so the fact that one side is complete slip in pockets and the other is a large zippered pocket is a huge pro for me. Sara also wrote in a very easy to install main zipper closure which I liked.  Recessed zippers are one of my favorite ways to close a bag. It lets you have that added security yet if you don’t want to use it, it will just lay flat on the sides of the bag.

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Here’s another shot of the insides….just because. Pockets rock.  Did you see the two other pockets on the gussets?! Bonus.  Okay, moving on!

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I added simple bag feet to my bag bottom.  With the size and weight I thought it was a good idea.  I think next time I may add two more in the middle though. What do you think?

This is an intermediate skilled pattern.  Being comfortable with zipper and snap installations is a must. If you are looking for a traveling bag or a diaper bag pattern this would be perfect. I tend to like larger bags so this one can travel with me to various boy activities and store a lot of stuff!!

Sara is having a sale on this pattern over at her shop through May 20th so head over to check it out.

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