I have finished one swing bag! For this one I used a couple FQ's of Flea Market Fancy and a coral blender for the exterior top of the bag and the strap as well.
A peak inside...
The back side has a zippered pocket,since I only had a 7 inch zipper I just altered the pocket size accordingly.
This is the second swing bag I have made and although it is a smaller bag I love it. The one main issue for me making this bag has been sewing in the bottom of the bag exterior and lining. That being said it has not been a huge issue. My feeling is that with more practice I will eventually get the kinks worked out,and then this bag will be a breeze to sew up!
This is the 241 bag for my secret swap partner. Last month I joined a couple swaps over on flickr,this one is for the Secret tote swap round 5.
My partner requested a bag made in fall colors or earth tones,she has been pretty quiet,so I am crossing my fingers that she likes the bag created for her. It is hard to see in this photo but,I added a little bit of beading at the center of the bag and along the top edge of the exterior pockets.
Along the bottom of the bag I included four grommets with a bit of blueish fabric peeking out to accent the blue dots on the main fabric.
She also requested a longer handle/strap then the pattern calls for. While rummaging around for some hardware to include on the bag I found this belt with rivets all down the center,so the hardware search was abandoned. I think it ties in nicely with the grommets across the bottom of the bag. Personally I am pretty excited with how this one turned out!
If you have this pattern and have not sewed up a bag with it yet,you should! Even though I didn't get the placement for my exterior zip correct,that is okay because it lets the bird print take center stage.