Are you a member of the Bag of the Month Club? It's a fun subscription that gives you a new bag pattern each month from one of six fantastic bag pattern designers. Although the bag itsef is secret until the first of each month, you know that the patterns are going to be well written and easy to follow. If you follow along each month, you will learn some new techniques and it will absolutely increase your confidence and knowledge of sewing bags.
The February pattern is the Sublime Bag by Sew Sweetness. This bag is a medium sized handbag that requires little to no hardware to create. It can be made using all fabric, or you can include some vinyl, cork or leather if you like to add some contrast to your bag. The front of the bag has a unique zip pocket that adds an interesting touch to your bag while being a great feature to keep essentials handy.
I love that the design of this bag lends well to showcase prints, and fussy cut your fabric. I attempted to do this with these adorable owls. Since I tested the bag, Sara has since added a template for those of you that want to fussy cut your feature panel which makes it super easy to do!
The interior of the bag has both a zippered and accordion pocket and PLENTY of room to tote around your goodies.
If you join the club now, you will receive both January and February's patterns and then on the 1st of the month until June you will receive a new pattern. It's such a great value and a fun way to try out something new!