Feb 21 2016

Backgammon Bag – January, Bag of the Month Club

Published by at 12:48 am under Sewing

Backgammon Bag

One of the many things I subscribed to at the beginning of the year was the Bag of the Month Club. Basically you sign up and they send you a new bag pattern each month for 6 months (and if you signed up in January like I did, you got a discount). I found out about through Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness (whose designs I really like — I also have both of her books). Based on how much bag patterns cost and the fact that I would get try some patterns by some new folks, I thought it sounded like fun.

The first bag was the one above — the Backgammon Bag by Betz White. I was really happy with how this bag turned out. It’s a great size, roomy but not huge. The instructions were great.

I used essex linen for most of the bag, with Alison Glass sunprints for the accents and lining. I love the way the dots print looks like little bubbles rising in the bag. 🙂

Backgammon Bag pocket

The only modification I made was to add a key fob (the strap hanging out — see picture below for a better view of that) and an extra slip pocket. I would add these to any purse. I like to put my work ID and some pens/pencils in the slip pocket and I like to have my keys on the key fob if I’m headed to my car at night so I can get to them more quickly for safety reasons.

Backgammon Bag zipper and key fob

Otherwise, this is pretty much how the instructions describe it. All the hardware was available at JoAnn’s (yay!) and I had the fabric and interfacing.

Backgammon Bag

And the strap is adjustable so I can wear it over my shoulder or as a cross body. So far very happy with the subscription!

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