I have become a fan of Instagram. No idea when the switch happened, as I was never really an instagrammer... but now I can't get enough of it. It's a great place to find new people to follow, and admire. One of the people I follow is a bag maker and designer in India. Unfortunately, she only designs for herself, and doesn't sell her patterns. But one day, I was scrolling through my IG feed, and came across a bag that she had designed, and I fell in love. I promptly messaged her asking if there was a pattern available, only to be disappointed in her answer of "no, sorry...". So, I went ahead and got the guts to ask her if I could draft my own version of her pattern. I never expected her to say yes, but after a bit of confusion in our conversation, she finally gave me her blessing to use her design to draft my own version of it from scratch here on my end.
And just like that, the Puck Cross-Body Bag was born.
This little beauty features a zippered pocket on the front flap, which is closed by a magnet; a zippered pocket on the body under the flap; a slip pocket inside, and a slip pocket on the back exterior. It also features a nice adjustable cross-body strap, attached by stunning 3/4" hardware. Her final measurements are about 10"W x 8"H x 3"D.
It's the perfect little bag for people on the go.
The pattern can be found on my website here.
My testers had a lot of fun making their versions of the Puck. Check them out below!
This stunner was made by Carrie Molthen of CiGi Bags out of a beige vinyl and cotton. She had her granddaughter model it, so it looks bigger than it actually is, haha!
This one was made by Christine Keevers from the House of Keevers in an all black vinyl. The interior lining surprise was so fun to see!
How fun are these two made by Robin Whiting. She showed some love to the Washington State University Cougars, then couldn't resist making a second bag from a beautiful brown fabric.
Laura over at Silvery Threads, crafted this bee-like beauty. But I'm sure it'll attract bee's more than imitate them with those flowers!
Trish Hammond made this one for her 16 year old, who is very pleased apparently. I can see why!
Kim Russel from Y6Made had fun with these spring colors. I love the bright pink zipper myself...
Look how it fills up!
She even made a cute little Phoenix Billfold to match ;)
I love this simple version made by Kristy Christopherson from Handmade by Kristy. Simple, but still a stunner!
Laura Hyder over at Stitches by Laura couldn't resist using this bright and fun fabric on this little bag. It certainly catches the eye! Love the batik fabric, and super fun accent fabric :)
Now, everyone knows I'm a sucker for Dr. Who. So of course I fell in love with this Whovian inspired version made by Amber Breck! She used a black vinyl as the accent fabric too, which makes it even more cool.
This pretty version was done by Laurie Levites. I have to admit it's quite dreamy to look at!
Sharon Duncan went all out with this funky fabric. Love it!
And last but not least, check out this a-meow-zing version (see what I did there? lol) made by Emma Bragg. How gorgeous is this?!
I was blown away by my testers versions of this little bag, and can't wait for you to show me your version too!
Make sure to join my Facebook group to show off your makes. And make sure to leave a review after purchase to be entered into a drawing to win a FREE pattern of your choice!