|P.S. it is really hard to get a decent picture|
of yourself using the self timer!
As usual I didn't use a pattern for this bag. There are a couple pros and cons I have found to doing this. One good thing is that I feel like it gives me more creativity. I know it is just a simple bag, but when I am following a pattern I feel like I have to stick to it word for word whereas if I'm just making it up as I go I can adjust the size however I want, and do the things that work well for me. However, in not using a pattern I go through a lot more trial and error. Perhaps I don't do things the quickest way or the most conventionalist way, but it works for me. I feel like I am becoming a stronger sewer and designer by doing my own thing because it forces me think about how things work together and and how I want the outcome to look rather than relying on someone else's work.
As usual, Happy Crafting!