About the bag: I made the Mamma size and love it as an everyday purse. The adjustable strap can be longer and worn cross body, or shorter as a shoulder bag. For me, the defining feature of this bag is the flap. It's a zippered pocket! I tried something new and used my zipper tape from Paccana and a couple zipper pulls to create a 2-way double pull zipper for this. The flap has 2 magnetic snaps on the underside to help secure the inner bag's belongings. The pattern includes an optional glasses case that is meant to sit (with hook and loop) in the flap. I left it out for this one, but I may give it a try on my next one.
Fabric: Fabric Spark has a selection of fabric that matches my tastes perfectly! The main fabrics are Echino linen blends: the Buck and Dots for the flap and front, and the Birds and Chevron for the exterior. For the lining fabric, I wanted to match the hot pink in the glasses on the buck, so I emailed Daryl at Fabric Spark and asked her if she could help me find a perfect pink. I had narrowed it down, but just wasn't sure if the colours on my monitor were a true match. She sent me this picture with a few matches, and I thought long and hard about the decision, but finally chose Alison Glass's Lucky Penny Bike Path. This isn't the first time Daryl has gone the extra mile for my order, and yet another reason I continue to support this wonderful Canadian shop.