Re: OT Purse pattern you love
Thanks for that great link! I don't think it would fit in my bag but I sure can modify it.
Here's another idea then that I forgot about. I was a pattern tester (only once, I don't really need the free patterns or the stress of finishing) and this bag was a LOT of work but turned out great. Unfortunately it's too big for most of the time so I only rarely use it, plus it weighs more than I'd like due to its weight. But she makes a lot of other bags and you might find one that works. https://sewsweetness.com/products/park-west-bag. If you google "Park West" bag mine is the one that comes up with the bright green handles. I have a funny story for this bag. I stepped aside at a store to let a woman pass and she barely looked at me and didn't say "thank you" which I expected. However, after she went by me she said, "nice bag". I almost fell over! It certainly is bright.
Yes, no more Connecting Threads thread either. I use what I bought (before I knew better) in my Juki which is a mechanical machine but really regret buying it. When I went to my dealer for the update, I had taken the 5-thread holder off the back and put away the threads. I didn't want to show up with no thread in the machine so just grabbed a CT thread that was sitting nearby. Well, my dealer (who is great) looked closly at it, frowned, and asked if it was CT, and when I said it was, he told me not to use it. I explained that I usually don't have it in the machine but felt like a kid when the teacher catches her doing something she knows is wrong!
These bags are pretty popular too and have tempted me: https://www.studiokatdesigns.com/
Good luck and don't forget to post if you find the perfect bag. :)