At the beginning of the year I made a bag by selecting some random pieces of fabric. The design was improvised and the bag sold within a week. However, I was asked by several people for the pattern so I decided to write one, which will be available as a PDF downloadable pattern in due course. In the process of writing the pattern I made some more bags in the same design using different colour combinations and this is one of them. The colours are Kona Cotton Tiger Lily, Emerald, Putty and Black with the addition of some black and white striped fabric.
I would describe the bag as spacious. There's lots of room plus there are two zippered pockets: one on the outside and one on the inside. Both the pockets have been lined with the same Emerald fabric as on the outside of the tote bag.
The bag is fully lined with plain black fabric and the straps are in Emerald. The bag is quilted in narrow vertical lines in cream thread.
The bag itself measures H16½" x W17½" or H42cms x W44.5 cms. The straps add an additional 14” or 35.5 cms. The height of the outer pocket measures approximately 9" and the width is 9” or 23 cms x 23 cms and the inside pocket is about 9½" x 9½" or 24 cms x 24 cms.
I used In R Form foam and this gives the bag extra body so that when you place the bag on a surface in doesn't collapse in a heap. The strap also has a layer of In R Form foam. The fabric is 100% cotton and the zippers are nylon. The bag is machine washable on a gentle setting.
PLEASE NOTE: IF THE ACTUAL COST OF POSTAGE IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN THE AMOUNT CHARGED I WILL MAKE A PARTIAL REFUND IN RESPECT OF POSTAGE AND PACKAGING