Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rose–A Messenger Bag

For the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking about designing a bag, then writing instructions.  So finally, I put the design to paper, did a couple of test bags and then the hard part….. writing instructions.  Publisher was a great asset in illustrations.

So let me present hopefully what will become Rose a pattern from Girls in the Garden Pattern Company. 

rose front bright
Now the back is the feature I really wanted in a bag
zipper pocket back
Then add a cute fastener for the strap
d ring

The bag is 10 x 12 x 3.
I have written the instructions, added illustrations and read through it several times,hoping it is all clear and concise.  Next step is pattern testers, which I think five would be a good number.  If this is something that would interest you, email me and I will send you the pattern instructions.

Update:  Thank you for the responses, I have enough pattern testers.  I do need Maureen to email me, you were one of the first ones to ask to pattern test but you are a non-reply commenter, so I could not email you the pattern.


  1. Lori, your bag is beautiful! I'm not an expert bag maker, but I would love to try the bag if you need a tester. I could sure use a bag like that for all our hosptial travels, so it would be a win/win. :-) I think that is exciting you're developing a pattern line!

  2. I'm not a bag sewer but wanted to congratulate you on your pattern making/company venture!

  3. This is a great bag. Once the testing is done, I am interested in being a customer for the pattern. As always, your fabric choice and execution and terrific!

  4. Anonymous11:45 AM

    This would be perfect for all the summer trips to the shore I'll be making. Plus, the print is fab!

  5. Wow, Lori! The things you do! I sure hope this turns out to go to print--pulling for you!

  6. Wow, Lori - I'm impressed with your great bag! I've never made a bag and would not make a good pattern tester for this one. Good luck - I'm sure it will be a great success!

  7. Maureen, your default is set as a non-reply commenter. Could you click on the link above (contact) and email me. thanks.

  8. What a great bag, Lori. I am too late to get in as a tester, so will have to wait til the pattern is released. I will definately be a customer!

  9. Excited for you and your new venture, and look forward to the pattern's release!

  10. Cute pattern! If you end up needing another tester, let me know. :) If not, I'll wait till the pattern is available for purchase. It looks like a great pattern--congratulations!