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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!


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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.


betz white Seneca Creek Bag


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.


betz white Seneca Creek Bag


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.


betz white Seneca Creek Bag


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.


betz white Seneca Creek Bag

Rebekah used some amazing Cotton and Steel prints for hers. Nice work! She’s already gotten compliments on her bag in public!


betz white Seneca Creek Bag

Jen used a large scale main print and paired it with a bright solid accent. Pretty!

betz white Seneca Creek bag

Claire used a heavier home dec fabric with a geometric print accent. Neutral but never boring!

betz white Seneca Creek Bag

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.

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  • Cindy

    Very cute!!!

  • Jennifer

    Great design! I absolutely love each version of the bag. I will definitely be drawing inspiration from these pictures for my next Seneca Creek bag.

  • Rebekah

    They all look so great!

  • Sue Waitland

    I am so please I signed up for the bag of the month club again this year :)
    I am loving this months bag and off to pick out some fabric to sew one for my mum.

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