I tried this pattern last year when I made the owl bag but this frog is sew much better!
This is the prefect hand luggage. It's made from beautiful shiny turquoize butterfly fabric, royal blue suade and fake leather.
There are lots of pockets, one on each side about the right size or a small mobile or change and a larger pocket in the back, big enough for a passport but not, it turns out, an ipad.
The strap is held on by a lobster clip. It's a single strap, long enough to go across the body. Sewing the leather was so much easier on the new sewing machine and using a number 16 needle.
There's a front pocket big enough for a wallet.
And really cute dangly arms!
I love the leather mouth! A much more awesome alternative to a handbag and I'm sure Ernest's future aunts in law would agree!
A while ago in a pattern sale I found this and so, why not?
This is a vogue pattern V8942 and is mostly made from scraps from a suit I made a few years ago and some pink PVC, some shaggy pink fake fur,a pair of teddy bear eyes and some key ring parts.
The pattern was pretty easy to follow but the sewing machine struggled with the leather despite using a leather needle. At some seams it gets very thick and the feeder couldn't handle it so the leather trimmings aren't quite straight.
But it's got loads of pockets and a very handy back pocket with key ring.
It also matches my passport case so I'm going to look unbelievably stylish when I go on holiday tomorrow!
If you're going to try the pattern yourself take care with the tiny seam allowance: you want to avoid material that's going to fray.
The good news is there's a frog back pattern too so watch this space!
You rip what you sew!