Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Vera Slouch Bag

After making all those Hudson Pouches for my Bee Sewcial bee mates in anticipation of meeting up at International Quilt Festival, I had just enough time to make myself a tote as well. I finally settled on the Vera Slouch Bag by sotak handmade. As pattern designer, Svetlana, says, "It's a perfectly sized everyday bag. Not too large, not too small, with two exterior slip pockets, one lining zipper pocket ....  and a smaller lining slip pocket as well." And quite honestly, I think it's just what I needed.

Of course, I used my Bee Sewcial fabric - the Linen Cotton Canvas designed by bee mate Kari @quiltsforthemaking. I paired it with Essex Linen for the exterior, and for the lining, I used a stash find I'd been hoarding for a very long time. I always expected I'd use it for a quilt exterior, but I think it found a very nice home here. 

Zipper-wise, I made an unexpected choice, making use of what I had on hand. But on reflection, I really like it! Its colored teeth kind of ties in with the colors on the bags exterior, no? 

I was so happy that Svetlana included an option for leather D-ring tabs, as I loved the look. 

And I just grabbed the leather handle off my current Brookfield Bag, and voila! the bag was done. 

It's a super straightforward sew with (I think) a terrific result. I'm excited to be using it as I head off to Houston!


  1. It looks perfect for your trip. Safe travels and have fun!!

  2. A perfect choice of pattern and fabric! Your colorful zipper matches that fabric!

  3. Isn't that a fabulous bag! Great size too.