A poodle for your thoughts
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I've been getting a lot of requests for larger bags that mum can carry so I've been working on the pattern today.
I've managed to get the dimensions right I think - this bag fits A4 sized documents - a whole ream of A4 paper if necessary.
The main problem with a bag of this size is that it needs to be sturdy enough to carry a heavy load and keep its shape. The bag needs to be lined and all seams reinforced. Then there is the question of inside pockets - mums don't like their phone and keys jangling around in the jumble. Another issue is the fastening. I've done this one with Velcro but I have seen some with magnetic clasps. Lastly the strap - how wide, how long and how to make it strong enough.
As you can see there's a lot more to it than just making a larger version of my Little Kids' Bags! It's a fun process but time consuming. Luckily my Little Guy has been under the weather today so he took a bit of a nap and I could concentrate.