I had a lot of scraps of home decor fabric laying around and I never know what to do with these fabrics. I don't sew that much home decor and, anyway, half a yard of home dec fabric can only do so much. So this was a perfect project for those fabrics.
Well, I have done a lot of sewing, but I have never made a bag before, so this simple project was a great start for me. I love the way they turned out. I made three bags, one for each of the girl's two preschool teachers, and one for my son's teacher.
I made very few changes to the pattern from the tutorial. I did finish all my seams with the serger, even though they are inside the lining. Also, I added a box stitch for extra strength where the webbing straps attach to the lining. Also, by the time I made the third one, I decided to lengthen the straps by two inches. But I think that's just a personal preference.
And here is what the inside looks like:
I hope the teachers love them. I thought they were something I would love to have so I think it makes a lovely gift.