Monday was Mary's birthday (the same Mary with whom I'm swapping BOM "Season of Grace" Christmas stocking blocks). I made her a bag.
I decided to slightly change the pattern by inserting a zipper rather than the four magnetic snaps Moon Shine suggested.
Fabric is from Timeless Treasure, a collection called... "Kiwi."
The pattern, "Willow," came from Australia designer Moon Shine. Instructions are given for two sizes, and I made the smaller of the two. The bag is about 15" across and 8" high.
I like the features of the outside elasticized pockets, and inside, a zippered pocket and cell phone pouch.
Moon Shine instructions include making a "sleeve" on the inside bottom of the bag. This is where you can slide in a firm base - I cut a piece of foam core - and remove it when you want to wash the bag in the machine.
It's fun to make something you might not necessarily take the time to make for yourself.