I love this bag!
My Four Square Bag by Sweetwater is finished!
This is a great pattern, simple and fun.
I did decide to change it up a bit and add a zipper at the top to keep my stuff from falling out. I loved the look of the bag without the zipper, but that's just not too practical for me.
I didn't know how adding the zipper on my own would go, since I'd never added a zipper to anything that wasn't already in the pattern.
The catch was that this bag included a lining too, and I'm not sure I've ever put a lining and a zipper in the same bag, forget about figuring out how to do it myself!
It took a little sewing, then a little unsewing, but it really wasn't too difficult.
From now on I'll be more open to customizing patterns a bit to make them work better for me.
I guess that's an huge advantage to making it yourself! Seems pretty obvious, but I tend to follow the pattern and not make many changes. I'm glad I gave adding the zipper a try!
Thanks for the encouraging comments when I was considering chickening out!