Move over Pascalle West, this IS the best bag ever. Now that's a grand claim, I know, but I think this might be it. I've been lugging around enormous shoulder bags and totes the last few months, and found that the more things I can stuff in, the smaller the chances are of actually finding those things when I need it. So yesterday I sat down and thought about my needs (small bag, space for small Pump water bottle/sunglasses, individual pockets for phone and I-pod, messenger strap). I drew up a pattern, spent most of the day in my work room, and here it is.
I'm so happy with it that I think I might make another and photograph the process for a pattern and tutorial for my shop.