I designed and wrote this bag project for Sewing World magazine. The shape was inspired by the classic leather saddle bag shape. I wanted to create a practical bag that could be used everyday and customised to your own taste with your choice of fabric. Its a good functional size to fit everyday belongings in, as well as featuring strap adjusters so you can choose between wearing it cross body style or as a shoulder bag.
The buckle and tab can be omitted and a magnetic catch used instead or even a button and button hole or button and loop. There are lots of options which also change the look of the bag. The flap left plain could be a vehicle for decorative embroidery or other embellishment. Lots of possibilities!
I love to see your pictures or hear how you got on if you made this bag. If you would like some extra help making it I would be happy to help you at one of my sewing classes.