|excuse the pics - with no assistant they are "selfies"|
So I made the bag with a long strap, perfect to sling over my shoulder on my bike (that mr A and I use on school and preschool runs). Also because I wanted it for wearing on my bike I added a flap!(with a magnetic clasp) To keep all the contents of the bag on the inside, rather than flying out and off down the road as we bike along. I used an old belt for the "D rings" for the strap and thrifted leather for the flap and strap. My sister gave me the vintage Sanderson linen that forms the shell of the bag. So my bag hasn't turned out as the pattern dictated, but it suits my purposes perfectly!
By the way if you are ever looking for claps and other findings like that, I can recommend - Craft Runner . I've always found them to deliver quickly and have really good prices, an amazing range of craft products, it also kind of helps that they include a tiny bit of chocolate in each order too! Or maybe that's just for my orders? Either way it's good to support local companies right?