Once again I’ve sewn this design – this time out of dark blue faux leather and a cotton canvas with an Aztec print. I now regret that I didn’t make a removable shoulder strap. As some of you suggested – this bag would look great as a large clutch.
The changes are minor compared to the green version. I’ve put some additional stiffening to the navy blue bag to emphasize the quilting. I’ve also changed the zipper sewing technique. Although I like how the zipper panel looks in the green bag, it was quite difficult to sew. Another change was the shift of the seams on the side. Sewing through so many layers was a big challenge for my domestic sewing machine, and the shift made it easier.
The pattern for this bag is availble here: Envelope bag
This is how the bag looks like in its full glory: