I love Santa Fe by Sara Watts as soon as I saw it in the Culcita box I knew I wanted something special. My husbands birthday was coming up so I decided on a medicine pouch! It had to be big and different!
I saw a post on IG for the Internal Wire Frames for the Retreat Bag 2.0 by Emmaline Bags it said the pattern was free. I am sorry I don’t remember the shops name. The frames for the large where $4.00 so I bought 4. I figured if it proved to hard I’d sell the rest. But if I liked the pattern I had them on hand to make more! Do you ever do that? Sometimes I end up with a bunch of junk I will never use. But not this time! He loves the bag! It is big and roomy!
It has two pockets.
Problems for me
Never sewn a zipper on the outside of a bag before. So, I searched on YouTube and found a video tutorial on sewing the bag by Birdcage and Thread. She does a great job explaining everything you need to do to make the bag.
The hardware intimidated me! How in Heaven was I going to sew bars into the bag? It turned out to be very easy! You just unpick a small seam and slide them in!
All in all this is a great big bag! They also have a smaller size and they are both on the same pattern. Here is a link to download the pattern free!
The Retreat Bag 2.0
I am not associated with any of the products in this post! I really love this bag! So try it! I looked up a place that sells the frames!
Style B Frame $4.75
Have a great week! Lisa