My Velocity Girl Bag

An embarassingly long time ago, Sara from Sew Sweetness had a shout out on Facebook asking if anyone wanted to try one of her bag patterns and post about it on their sewing blogs. I immediately emailed her to express my interest. I’d seen her Dot Dot Dash bag live and in person at a West Modern Quilt Guild meeting and was instantly smitten. My big dilemma – which bag do I choose? Sara sent me 3 designs and eventually I settled on the Velocity Bag as my bag of choice. Then, because I’m a dork, I spent WEEKS trying to decide what fabric to use. If you’re going to make a kick-butt bag like this, you don’t want to use just any fabric. And while I don’t 100% love this fabric, I’m pretty pleased with how it looks.

What’s not to love about this bag? It has NINE pockets. NINE!!  Five outer pockets, 3 inner pockets that are perfect for keys, slipping your cell phone into and other items that you may need to access quickly. But it also has an inner zippered pocket. I mean, COME ON! Awesome.

The strap on this bag is adjustable, which I love. I hate when you love a bag but it just doesn’t seem to hang right. The Velocity bag also has a magnetic snap to keep it closed. The next one I make (and I will make it again) will probably have a zippered closure. I have a knack for throwing my bag in the car, the bag falling over and everything falling out of it. Not awesome.

And this bag is super sturdy. Sara suggests Annie’s soft and stable as well as another interfacing for extra reinforcement. The Annie’s alone is crazy sturdy, this bag isn’t going anywhere.

I love this bag and hope to get a ton of use out of it. This could be the perfect summer bag with lots of pockets for extra small water bottles, sunscreen and everything we’ll need for life out and about and on the go.

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