Back in June I ordered a bag pattern from Kayla Kennington (see here). It's called a Kangaroo Bag!! It did not arrive when I ordered it and I was really disappointed - the good news is it finally arrived last week!!!!!!! So to celebrate I made a sample bag (started yesterday and finished today) to test out the size as the pattern pieces look huge. I used some of the navy cord from the last post and this rather busy cotton for the lining - it does not matter as it is only a sample. I was right the bag is huge!! I made a couple of alterations to the pattern, like not using the cording and top stitching instead. You may see I also forgot to add the ties as a sort of closure. Although I can't really see the point as the bag is so big a tie would not really do an awful lot.
Anyway I thought OK - this has worked out OK and if I was a bit different with the fabric I could make these to sell. BUT - and there is a BIG BUT. When I re-read the pattern there is a tiny box with small print that reads: Purchase of this pattern entitles you to make as many bags as you like for your personal use. If you're interested in using the design as a sample for the purpose of selling this pattern, your fabric, or for demonstrating your embellishment techniques, you may make up to 4 only. If you are interested in making more than four please call for information on purchasing a commercial license.
Well that puts pay to that idea!! I think I will draft my own bag pattern which will also be much smaller and have the pockets better protected.
I know it has several pockets but none of them are safe so what would you use a bag this big for?