Do you have a pile of favorite fabric scraps that you’d love to put to use? How about sewing up a Scrappy Sack? You can use pieces of every size! (The care-free look of this bag even lends itself well to pieced together pieces. If you look closely at the pictures in the instructions, you might see that I pieced together a couple of the strap pieces and the back of the main front pocket. Except for the solid inner, I made this whole bag with stash scraps from ADORNit’s Vintage Groove Collection.)
The Scrappy Sack has three raw-edge pockets on the front that give it that fun frayed-edge look. There are two small cell-phone-ish sized pockets and a larger middle pocket that is perfect for many e-readers or other things that you need to grab quickly. With a finished size of 13 ½” x 14″ x 4″, this bag is not small at all, but it’s not so big that you feel as if you could carry the kitchen sink. The fabric-covered button and loop are great little places to showcase your tiniest bits of favorite fabric. I love the little bird on this one!
The Basic Bag strap is designed to be worn across the body, low on the hips, but instructions are included for shortening the strap to the perfect length for you. Inside, the Basic Bag has four pockets: two business-card pockets and two pen/pencil pockets. But what if you want a bag that you can use no matter where you are? We can’t be happy-go-lucky all the time, right? Sometimes, you just have to be a little more sophisticated. How about a reversible Scrappy Sack?
The Reversible Scrappy Sack uses the same pockets on the reverse side as the Basic Bag but with finished edges. Of course, you could sew the Basic Bag with finished edges, too, but where’s the fun in that? I think my favorite thing about the reversible bag is how the bright and cheery, happy side peeks out just the tiniest bit even when that classy, sophisticated side thinks it has it hidden away!I’ll be sharing more about the Mud Puddle Splashers Shorts & Pants Pattern during naptime this afternoon! You can find all three of my new patterns, and all of my other current patterns in my pattern store right here: Fishsticks Designs Pattern Store.