This is the largest size bag from the BB Bag pattern by Mickey Beebe. I made the bag pretty much following the pattern directions – did add the magnetic snap closure on the flap and the binding on the edge is wider because of the thickness of my fabrics.
This bag has a zippered pocket in the flap for easy access. I think I will keep my cell phone in this pocket. I did test out the ring to see if I could hear it with the zipper closed. No problem, I could hear it just fine. The photo below is the bag opened up with the outside showing. You can’t see it but there is a pocket on the backside made of the same textured fabric as the base. It is not a zippered pocket - just a straight pocket.
Inside – here it is laid flat, opened up.
With the extra interfacing, thicker fabrics the edge was really thick and I had trouble stitching through it. I used a 100 size needle but still broke a couple and have some places where the stitches are huge. Have not fixed them yet but they do sort of blend in so may not fix them until I get more heavy duty needles as I only have one left.
I have carried the bag once already and love it. It holds most everything I need and is not heavy to carry. I love the look of fabric bags and it was fun to see what I could do with these drapery fabrics.