you big silly......you don't suck at tutorials. your instructions made perfect, clear sense to me.
i've been using french seams on my grocery totes (making 3 inch square cut outs at the bottom and then boxing the corners) for a little while now. don't know why i never thought to just do this to make gift bags.
i don't know what the pattern is, but i like what you've done, quilting-wise. somebody's gonna get a sweet purse.
on another note, make sure "bedrest" can consist of sewing time. when i worked for an OB she meant bed rest. often "left lateral rest" meaning you laid on your left side for months. (one woman called to ask if she could go put her feet in the pool and doctor said only if you intend to haul the bed out and dangle them from the side of it.) just make sure you are allowed to be sitting up as much as sewing sometimes entails.
i look forward to seeing another beautiful baby picture as your avatar in the future.
wow. you did a kick@$$ job on this. my question is what did you use to bind the top edge? just another length of webbing? DH has picked up some webbing for me at the auto salvage yard and i've been jonesin' to make one of these puppies. you've inspired me.
and i TOTALLY love your denim version, too. it's all about the denim...my favorite fabric. thanks so much for sharing with us.
if i didn't know any better, i'd say someone just got nominated for the coolest mommy ever award! what a sweet job you did on a neat-o backpack that NO OTHER toddler on the playground has. i wish you were my mom.