I have seemed to gotten myself into a pickle. I'm attempting to make a bag small enough to fit inside my messanger/diaper bag to hold all of my necessities for those times I leave dd with someone else or go somewhere by myself and don't need to tote around the larger bag.
I was using this tut http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0
to make a zippered pouch, but since it didn't have handles/straps, now I don't know where to go from here. I currently have the zipper attached to both sides of the lining and outsides of bag and topstitched in place. The sides/bottom are not currently sewn together, so it's looking like the view in Step 8.
I was unsure as to leaving it square or making it a Jordy style, but it appears that I probably should make it more square so that it will hold stuff better. I think that I can add gussets to the sides and bottom and attach my material with my D ring to the gusset. My only worry is the tight corners up next to the zipper and the fact that my lining is already in place inside the bag (versus being outside of it waiting to be tucked in).
Can anyone help me to figure out where to go from here? I would greatly appreciate it. If there are suggestions on how to forgo the gussets and still attach a strap of some sort, I'd be game for that too.
Thanks for any help/suggestions.