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. I'm not a bag sewer either but that bag shape could work for some of the fella's around here I don't have to tell them its called Rose, I would love to be a tester.

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

  4. 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!

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

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

  7. 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!

  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!

  11. You design very very nice bags.