Hi Lovelies!

I'm pleased to announce that The Swim & Gym, the August 2016 BOMC pattern, is now available for sale as a stand-alone pattern exclusively on my website, www.mrs-h.com.

This bag is a quick, simple sew, perfect for summer holidays when you don't have a lot of time, and don't want to be cutting and fusing and sewing all week!
With finished dimensions of 12" (30cm) wide, 18" (45cm) tall, and 7" (18cm) deep, this bag is perfectly sized for a trip to the beach, a workout in the gym or a dip in the pool. You'll be able to fit everything you need inside, but it also folds up flat for easy storage when not in use.

The Swim & Gym pattern has been specially tested to maximise water resistance by using self-bound seams. You can read more about Samantha's experiments in waterproofing here. The pattern includes instructions for two large outer mesh pockets and one small interior zipped pouch which is perfect for small and easily lost objects such as money and keys. 
The Swim & Gym uses a drawstring both to close the bag and to act as straps. This bag doesn't use any stabilisers or quilting cotton, and the only hardware you need is eyelets and an optional zip. 
If you'd like to make your own Swim & Gym you can pop over to my website to buy the pattern.

You can read more about The Swim & Gym from when it was first announced, and see all the different testers bags.

Don't forget I love seeing your creations, so send me your photos when you finish your bags!