So, let's have a look at the goods...
These are the same as the ones I made here. Now that I'm familiar with the pattern and made good notes about my changes to it, these come together pretty quickly.
I was hoping to use some tortoise shell rings or other hardware on either of these bags, but couldn't find any locally.
This tote bag is also a repeat. The fabrics in the patchwork strip are mostly the same, but not in the same order/configuration.
I zig-zagged over each seam with an off-white thread for this version.
Inverted Box Pleat Bag (needs a new name)
This bag is a new one for me. During a recent trip to the grocery store I was standing in line behind a woman that was carrying a very similar one. I sketched it when I left the store, but by the time I started to make the pattern I had a hard time remembering the size. I decided on a finished top band width of 12", so it can be a small tote bag or a handbag.
The exterior is underlined with cotton canvas and the lining is interfaced, so the bag has some weight and almost stands by itself. It's hard to tell from any of these pictures, but both bags have 3" boxed corners.
When I first finished this purple-ish bag, I really didn't like it and didn't think that I would include it in the sale. I think it is the lining fabric that I was disappointed with. I had a hard time deciding on a coordinating fabric and my two-year-old was not happy at Fabricland, so this blue and purple butterfly print is what I ended up with. I think the colors are good, but the print doesn't get me excited and I don't care for the contrast between the smooth/shiny exterior fabric and the quilting cotton. The bag has grown on me a bit since then and while it isn't my favorite, I'm still going to include it.
The bags have a pocket on each side of the lining. One is a large pocket divided into three sections.
The other is a single pocket with two parts - one zippered and one open at the top.
Next up: More bags of a different variety.