Oh man, I love this bag. As you can see, it didn't take me long to fill it with all my stuff. Not too big, not too small, I had forgotten how much I like this pattern.
I didn't follow my directions exactly on this one. First off, I made 2 pockets (I know, crazy stuff), one on the inside (as written), one on the outside. For that outside pocket I cut my pattern piece to give it a slight curve. Nice touch, huh?
I also added the extra touch of top-stitching around the bag front and back - I didn't bother on the lining. I like this look. To do this I pressed the seam allowance toward the bag body, then sewed. It's easy when you only have one side of the bag made, but gets a little tricky when you're sewing around that second side.
I interlined this one with my new favorite interfacing material, canvas/duck cloth. It was just enough to give the bag some body without making it too stiff - perfect. I'm pretty sure the darker color will help me carry this one a little longer than the last, I hope.
Apparently I was in the mood to sew last night! A quilt top, a quilt back, AND a bag all in one night? Watch out!!