I'm going to try and catch up what I have done, so I'll stand a semi-chance of remembering what I did later on. You know,when I want to use a pattern again and I know I changed it but can't remember how.
These are the February and March Bag of the Month patterns. Both are messenger type bags and I seem to remember the patterns were well drafted and the instructions were well written.
The only change I made was to the February Hyacinth Bag. I changed the pockets under the front flap, because I remember thinking that there was no way I was going to get 4 edges turned under 1/4" and have straight edges. I made a zipper pocket using this tutorial by Dog Under my Desk and it worked like a charm! And then to get the card holders basically the same size, I played around until I got a 4-card unit instead of 3.
The March Campfire Messenger bag was made pretty much as written, except for the closures. Mine are the fireman's clasp found here at Silhouette Patterns. I was looking to avoid the snap application at all costs!
More catch-up posts to come, Happy Sewing, Suzanne