Made by a not-so-old bag (bahaha, there, saved my sister the sarcastic comment). It's The Julia Bag from Abbey Lane Quilts, and it was a well-written and easy-to-make pattern. It is also another item on my list of First Quarter Finish Along projects at On the Windy Side.
I bought the fabric last spring in an LQS. I'd gone in for thread, saw this on display, and fell in love with both the bag and the fabric. It's Cosmopolitan by Benartex. Of course, I couldn't remember exactly which fabric went where (outside, inside lining, pockets, binding; they're all different) but I'm happy with my result! There are two inside pockets, and I did each one in a different but coordinating fabric. I'm on the hunt for 4 large black beads to thread onto the handles where they meet the body. The handles are cool; there are four ends and they are knotted at the top. Does anyone know a good source for beads that would have at least 1/2" wide hole inside a 1" (or more) diameter big honking (thanks Nancy!) bead? Tried JoAnn's Fabrics twice, Michaels as well. No luck.
I decided to use one of the pocket fabrics as the binding. It's the kind of stripey one, the same colours as the leaf lining fabric. It gives a nice little pop on the outside. I like the way the binding is finished: by machine, but top-stitched from the outside. I might have to try this on a quilt binding sometime. It's different, but pleasing. The first picture shows it the best I think.
Here is a side view. It's a great-sized bag; the pattern calls it a "boho" bag. I can see me taking it to the beach with my book, etc. tucked inside.
I have a half yard of yet another fabric in this line (no clue what I was thinking at the time, but I do love this fabric), a wider fuzzy-striped one, another almost 1/2 yard chunk left from one pocket fabric and good sized chunks of the other three. I'm thinking with a little Kona black and Kona snow solids (which I just happen to have down here) I might have the makings of a small quilt, or maybe some fabric baskets...
Let's Bee Social
Crazy Mom Quilts for finish it up Friday
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?
and A Quilter's Reading Garden for WIPs Be Gone