Happy May Day! This month I am the contributing designer to the Bag of the Month Club! I’m thrilled to present my exclusive design for May, the Seneca Creek Bag!
Named after one of my favorite local state parks, the Seneca Creek Bag is perfect bag to have at your side, literally! Not only does it function as a shoulder bag, but the convertible strap lets you wear it cross-body or as a waist pack. Remove the strap altogether and you’ve got a sweet little clutch.
The main pouch has a zippered top, roomy enough for your daily essentials. The exterior has an envelope-style pleated pocket with a magnetic snap closure, and the interior has a zippered pocket to secure smaller items.
Pretty silver zippers make me happy! And this bag is making me happy because of the small scale. It holds just the right amount of stuff! This bag, above, is made with Essex Linen from Robert Kaufman and Ellen Luckett Baker’s print from her Monochrome line for Kokka.
Check out this expanding pleat pocket, perfect for your phone or sunglasses or snickers bar. You know, just in case. I used Doe fabrics by Carolyn Friedlander for this bag.
Are you ready to see tester bags? Once again my pattern testers were put through the ringer. As a result of their feedback I was able to change a few construction details around to make this a breeze to put together.
Rebekah used some amazing Cotton and Steel prints for hers. Nice work! She’s already gotten compliments on her bag in public!
Jen used a large scale main print and paired it with a bright solid accent. Pretty!
Claire used a heavier home dec fabric with a geometric print accent. Neutral but never boring!
Last but not least, Jan paired a solid canvas with a large scale print accent. Great combo!
The Seneca Creek Bag Pattern is the 5th pattern in the Bag of the Month Club that started back in January. You can still join here and get all 6 exclusive bag patterns. The Seneca Creek Bag will be available for individual purchase from my Etsy shop starting July 1st.