So here are some lessons I learned while constructing this bag. If you want the full on fray look, you should incorporate the flannel that is suggested between each layer. My woven fabric choices did not fray as well as I would have liked. But maybe with future washing the fray will increase. I love the construction of the exposed seam and I like the look of the striping on the pocket.
This bag does have a zipper closure but I don't know that it would be too hard to not use the zipper if you don't want to. But there are instructions for both a traditional zipper and an exposed zipper which is super cool if you have hopped on the exposed zipper wagon with me and are always trying to figure out how to incorporate one.
I am actually going live from the tail end of my California vacation and this bag has been a godsend! It is the perfect size for a day bag and worked great on the beach!
Overall, I am pleased with my first attempt and I can't wait to make another for my daughter so hopefully she doesn't steal this one from me! But go make your own! And leave me a comment to let me know what you are planning you might win a prize!
Join seven seamstresses as we sew up the New Lexi-Lou bag from A Vision to Remember. There will be one or two bloggers each day, be sure to visit them all as no two bags are the same!
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