LOVE this bag. Kinda like the one I made my Mom (which she hasn't received yet, but once she does, I'll post pictures). Anyway, our church holds a huge fundraiser ever year called "Wurstbraten". We make sausage, sell it by the pound, then have a Sausage Supper.. It's the main fundraiser we have each year and this year it's on November 6, 2011. As part of the night, they also have a "Country Store" where people can make things to be sold and all the profits go to church.
Last year I made this pillow:
So this year I decided to make a tote bag kinda like Mom's. They are coming down for a visit sometime really soon (end of this week), so I thought I better get the bag done so I don't have to worry about it while they are here. I started it yesterday. As with most of the things I make, I don't use a pattern, just start out and see how it ends up. I got most of the piecing done yesterday, so today I just had to put it together. It took me longer than I thought it would, but turned out really nice!
I added pockets inside this one and the hook and loop closure is about 4" long. You can't see it on the picture of the front, but I quilted a design on the sides of the pocket. It's 14" wide, 14 1/2" tall and the gusset is 5". I'm very happy with the result! After my list of things to sew I'll make me one (like I need any more bags - lol).
Comments are always appreciated!!!!! These would make great Christmas presents! Send me an email at jylslife at gmail.com!!!!!!