It’s definitely good to have lots of people test my bags. Family are definitely honest which is greatly appreciated.
Turns out, my sister wears it opposite of the way I designed it.
She wants the exterior zipper pocket on the outside where she can easily get to her keys. (I guess I’ll have to make a custom bag for her.) When I explained the design, she said I needed to tell everyone.
So here goes….
Body side versus public side:
I designed the exterior zipper pocket for your oversized smart phone and wallet. The side that I would put closest to me. Let’s call it the body side.
The big pleat is the public side of the bag.
Here’s my wacky logic. I needed a way to easily see which side is public versus body.
Because of the bottom. The bottom is MY own solution to a long term problem I have always had with should bags.
All bags have a square, round, rectangular, oval shaped bottom or no real bottom. A heavy bag at the base of straps pivot at the shoulder bounces against a curved surface (my side). That bag rolls, twists, bounces off. Result: I couldn’t keep any bag on my shoulders. They all dropped down from my shoulders. (Except in the 1980’s when we wore those big shoulder pads. The ONLY reason I miss those shoulder pads.)
So what if I made the bag hug instead of bounce against my side?
I cut an inside curve or basically a kidney shape. Yeah!!! This worked.
Left side pocket:
I’m right handed, I usually carry my bag on the right side. The left side pocket is designed for all the things I was easy & quick access. Keys, glasses, sunglasses, and pens. The left pocket has smaller pockets for these items and a snap clasp on a ribbon for keys.
If you always carry your bag on your left side. Let me know. I’ll make the small pockets on the opposite side of the bag.