Bag of the Month Club: April!

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Happy April 1st!

Introducing the Carry-out Carry-all Bag! Perfect for ladies-who-lunch then bring home leftovers. I’ve always loved using upcycled materials and brown paper grocery sacks are plentiful, spacious, and free! The utilitarian rope strap frays nicely into a tassel and the silver duct tape accents add just the right amount of bling. No need to worry about needle size, matching thread, or even skill level, as this is a no-sew project. Your friends will be so impressed, they won’t BELIEVE you made it yourself!

April Fool’s! Did I have you going? I hope you had a little bit of fun with that, but let’s get on with the REAL April Bag of the Month!……

Introducing the Moxie Crossbody Bag!

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This bag’s got moxie! Meaning: energy, spunk and sass! (Moxie is also the name of the first mass-produced soft-drink in the US, circa 1876!) This crossbody bag features a cute rounded shape, a darted exterior pocket with a large flap and tongue lock, a recessed zipper and an asymmetrical top.

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I used cork for the main fabric. The accent fabric is a floral quilting cotton from my new print collection, Juxtaposey, produced by Riley Blake. If you’d prefer not to use a non-woven (such as cork, leather or vinyl), I’ve written the instructions to accommodate wovens as well, such as a light weight canvas.

 

Moxie Bag

Stacy of StacySews made this Moxie with home dec fabric

Cindy's Moxie Crossbody Bag

Cindy of Raspberry Sunshine used a woven herringbone as her main fabric

Moxie by Katie

Katie used just a bit of vinyl to trim the flap and opted for a twist lock closure

Moxie Crossbody Bag Pattern by Betz White

Tara of Uh Oh Creations used cork and quilting cotton

Moxie Crossbody Bag Pattern by Betz White

The interior of the bag has a recessed zipper,  enough space for your daily essentials and a zippered pocket. The strap is double sided and adjusts with a slider buckle.

I don’t know about you, but I love smallish-to-medium sized crossbody bags! Everything’s at your fingertips while keeping your hands free. If you’re not a member of the Bag of the Month Club, hop on over to www.bagomc.com to join! You’ll get the Moxie Crossbody Bag pattern and the 3 other patterns that have been released so far. Special thanks to all of my pattern testers!

6 Comments

  • Beautiful bag Betz, I’m not a member of Bag of the Month Club so looking forward to July when I can buy Moxie

    • Thank you! The pattern will be available to non-members 6 months after the release in the club. So that would be October 1st for Moxie!

  • Pat

    Perfect bag! I already know what fabric & cork combo Iam going to use for it! There hardest part done!

  • Judi

    Gorgeous bag. I love the shape, the size, everything. Now, Moxie the drink, that is all kinds of nasty.

  • Beautiful, can’t wait to make this one. Most def have to have one for myself. It is time for a selfish sew.

  • Nanette

    Betz, I have some of the tiger print in that colour and I have been waiting for something to spark my mojo, now I have it. I wanted something that would make him pop on the bag and this pattern is purrrrfect. Thank you for designing just the right bag. Hope I can get it done in the month.