A front and back view
A look inside at the pockets. A flat slip pocket one side and a zippered pocket the other
Now if you care to see an overview of the process, continue reading-
I cut the strips of yellow and white 8cm x the width of the drill (1m wide) and one grey strip 13cm by the width of the drill (1m again). I then sewed each to each other with a quarter inch seam.
I pinched the bottom corners so that the seams met and marked where the width was 3 inches (sorry to jump around with the measurements but my quilting ruler is in inches) and stitched across to form the boxed base. I then trimmed off the triangles and turned it out the right way.
Now for the lining-
I cut two 17inch squares and inserted a zippered pocket on one piece and a slip pocket on the other. I did this by following instructions in my book 'The Bag Making Bible' by Lisa Lam this is a super great book if your into making bags. The pockets worked out perfectly!
I then placed the two pieces RST and stitched the sides and the bottom (I did the bottom twice for extra strength). I made the boxed base as I did the outer fabric. I then marked in 1 1/2 inches from each side on the top edge and drew a line from the side (about 5 inches up from the boxed corners at the bottom) to the top. Then stitched along this line. I did place the lining inside the outer to make sure it fit well before I trimmed it.
Now all that I had to do was make the handles. I was going to make a single handle from one side to the other but decided the bag would better suit two shorter handles. I measured a supermarket re-useable bag handle (as this was about the length I wanted). It was about 23inches long. I cut 2 of each yellow and grey pieces that measured 25 inches by 3 inches and 2 white pieces 25 by 2 inches. I then stitched one grey to a white then yellow onto the other side of the white. I then repeated this for the other handle. I ironed the seams open.
Wow there was a whole lot of 'I' in this post! Hope you enjoyed reading about my bag and if you want to make one that it is clear enough to follow!