I finished stitching up this bag not long after I posted a wip shot & have been using it as my everyday bag ever since.
The pattern for this bag – ‘The Two Zip Hipster‘ – is by Erin Erickson from Dog Under My Desk & it pretty much ticks all the boxes I was after in a bag – great size, zip closure, cross body,external pockets, internal pocket, the strap hardware (got mine here) adds a professional touch & Erin’s pattern is easy to follow – if zips scare you a little then fear not as her zip instructions are fab & the pattern includes lots of detailed pictures throughout – tick tick tick!
A couple of little extras I added were a zip pull tab as I didn’t have a bag zipper with the larger pull so this was an easy fix with a scrap of fabric, a D-ring & a small split keyring hingy.
I also sewed a key clip into the lining.
Bird fabric is Echino & the grey is Essex linen in Steel colourway. The zip puller is a snippet of Umbrella Prints & the bag is lined with some dusky pink (not sure which pink exactly) Kona cotton.
Find the Two Zip Hipster Pattern here! Plus Erin has some handy posts explaining bag interfacings, as well as some instructions to make an enlarged version of her two zip hipster bag pattern with a pocket for an ipad.