From: Central NY
I've spent several hours looking online at ready-made bags, but they are either - too big, too small, too open to be secure, or higher priced than I'm willing to pay.
I have a nice sized scrap of embossed faux suede and am looking at making a 5 x 7 ish sized, simple bag in a horizontal orientation with a zippered closure on the top of the main compartment, leather or fabric strap rather than a chain or braided type strap. No need for credit card slots, or organizer features. Everything I've found is more than I need. I have a flat card and cash holder that will fit across the 7" width, and an Android phone that would fit in the main compartment or a pocket - but if an outside pocket, it would need a secure closure. In the hoop embroidery is fine - but simple basic rather than overly embellished, or regular sewing pattern. I spent time on Craftsy, Pickle Pie, a bunch of free sewing sites, Indygo Junction, and a few others, but it's hard to find just a simple pattern.
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