The Professional Bag was on my bag bucket list. I purchased the pattern several years ago, because of it’s many pockets. I finally made and finished it last spring (notice the green grass and flowers). As I was going through this year’s pictures I found photos of the bag and realized that I had not yet blogged about it. The bag features outer pockets on each end for water bottles or umbrellas, and has two pockets on the front, on of which is zippered, and one pocket on the back. The back also features a very sturdy strap which will secure the bag to a rolling bag.
The inside of the bag has a center pocket, which I padded with soft and stable interfacing. I can carry a small laptop in it or a tablet.
All of the pockets have separate purposes and help to keep me organized. For the outer fabric I used Navy Essex Linen and an ikat print. I used the bag throughout the spring and summer, with no issues. The pattern was well written and easy to understand which made it possible to sew in a weekend.