Edit: Due to the high amount of downloads (Yay! You like my bag! <3 ) my other downloading page banned me for excessive bandwidth use. So I'm afraid you now have to sign up for Craftsy.com to be able to download the pattern, I'm very sorry for this inconvenience but I haven't been able to find any other reliable place to host it. If you don't wish to sign up for Craftsy, please email me and I'll upload it for you separately for download. =)I really love this bag so much! It's such a perfect size, it has a ton of pockets, inside and out as I love knowing exactly where I have my stuff. This is the new version I made while creating the pattern, it's a girly spring version in fresh linen and light blues! I think I somehow knew when I started making this pattern this fall that it'd probably be spring before I finished *lol*
The many pockets are a lifesaver for me, I don't want my handbag to be a black hole where all my stuff rides jumbled about in a crazy mix and nothing can be found. One pocket for each thing, phone, compact, pens, nail file, key loop etc. I've really optimized this bag for me and hopefully, you'll find that it fits you just as good as it fits me!
It's not big which is one of my key requirements for a bag (you know what it's like - if there's room I will fill it and kill my back lugging it all around), but I can fit all the stuff I need in it - including a pocket book - so it's perfect for me, I use mine everyday. Which is why I felt I really had to share this pattern with you all! =)
Edit2: It was brought to my attention that what seam allowance to use was a little unclear in places so I've updated the pattern to clearly state what seam allowances to use where, basically 1/4" unless otherwise noted and in Step 2 use 1/2" to be able to fit the elastic later (it became a little unclear with the compressed pictures in the PDF I'm afraid).
If you choose to download the pattern I'd love if you let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment. If you make a Bia Bag, I'd love if you add it to my flickr group and thereby share it with me and the world so we all can enjoy it and be inspired by it:
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Any and all feedback is much appreciated and should you (which I really hope you wont!) find any errors in it, I'd love if you let me know of those too! <3