There was a time not so long ago that every time I sat down to write a post I was talking about a bag! I was truly on a mission and just kept making version after version trying to nail the perfect travel backpack! Not sure I am done with it, but for now I am pretty happy with the version that I have been using. (Although the travel has been severely cut back! 😒) BUT...the other day I got another bee in my bonnet about a "new" backpack idea. I probably should have ignored it and let it buzz off into the distance, but no, I ran right into my sewing room and started tinkering.
The basic idea is a version of a fold over style messenger bag. It has a lot of the same features that I was trying to incorporate into my travel backpack...zippered pockets that are concealed or inaccessible when worn as a backpack, some open pockets for quick "in and out" stuff (think sunglasses), a large compartment for big stuff that is out of the way most of the time and magically appears as needed.
So let me introduce you to my 'new' backpack....
The back side that rests against my back when worn has my favorite sideways phone pocket with a zipper of course.