I need to come up with a better name for this, but I made this bag for an upcoming trip, where the airline gives you a ‘Personal Bag’ along with your carry on bag. The dimensions were generous, as was the weight limit, and, anticipating the need for as much space as possible, I thought I’d make myself a bag to fit.
Measuring 18″ x 14″ x 8″, I wanted something that was relatively easy to assemble, and preserved the largest amount of volume possible. Using Koi canvas as my outer fabric, and a plain cream Klona cotton for the lining, it has the following features:
- Wrapped handles
- Detachable shoulder strap
- Zipped outer pocket
- Outer patch pockets
- Reinforced bottom, with feet
- Lining slip pockets
Outer zipped pocket:
1 outer patch pocket
Hanging from the shoulder strap:
End patch pockets (the same at either end)
Reinforced base with feet:
It was the first time I’d tried the wrapped handles, and I’m rather pleased with how they turned out, even if I did have a couple of head scratching moments!