|My Colette Cooper bag.|
As soon as I saw the Cotton + Steel Mustang Collection by Melody Miller, I knew that I wanted to make the Colette Cooper bag with the minty-ish cotton canvas arrows. I even ordered the fabric from the US as they didn't have this particular print in at my local fabric shop.
|Minty arrowy goodness.|
I made Version 3 of the bag, the two-handled satchel, as I didn't want loads of straps. However, I don't have a pannier rack on my bike (and don't think I ever will have one really!), so I stitched the back strap onto the main fabric for extra strength.
|Colette Cooper back with attached strap.|
Below you can see the purple canvas, the internal pockets, and I added some pictures of the bag in use, in both the internal and external sense.
|Purple canvas lining.|
|Bag in use (and a sneak peak of my next project - another Colette PDF!).|
|Posing with my full bag!|
I actually finished this bag last week as I had intended to use it on our trip over the long weekend to Calgary, Banff & Lake Louise. But Air Canada now charge for baggage so I used a bigger backpack instead to avoid that charge and pack my winter warmers in. We arrived just in time for a bit of a mega snow storm so saw some very dramatic scenery. It's definitely the coldest I have ever been (-15!) - we never get those kind of lows, or as much snow, in the UK!
|The view from the Banff Gondola.|
|Snow and that.|
|A snowy and slightly blue Lake Louise.|