Okey Dokey - this is not instant gratification, but....
Keep your eye out for Hancock's and Joann's 50% off sales. Hancock's just did theirs Memorial day weekend and I was there first thing and pretty much cleaned them out!!!!
We don't have a Joann's within 4 hours of me, but they do the same sale online. After scooping up all the purse handles (and any other things you "need") shipping really doesn't effect the price that much.
But, for instant gratification, the best online price I have seen is the link that the PP above listed.
Also, thrift stores and garage sales - take them outta bags that are there priced for next to nothing. Occasionally, the "one dollar" type stores, Dollar Generals, Big Lots, etc... will carry stuff like this; it is very hit or miss.
Please do let us know if you find a place that we don't mention here for these and other sewing goodies that we "MUST" have!
I keep coming back to drool! You did such a wonderful and professional job and with the $$ you spent (or didn't spend)!
Okay, I have been trying not to do this, but "a basic square bottom bag" is not basic to me . So, I'm gonna do it - Will you do a tute on the next fabulous one of these that you make? I, and I am sure many others, would be MOST GRATEFUL to you!
I think your bag would work perfectly for it! Now if I can just get the comfort strap part worked out, maybe even bring the wider strap part up more on the shoulder. I want to use it for a diaper bag and when youare carrying around babe and "stuff" comfort is ultra important!
Thanks so much for posting this! Again, you did a WONDERFUL job!
I'm still hanging around to find out if you used a pattern, if so, which one. Or if you came up with this on your own. I really would like to take a shot at this!
Sorry, WhimsyTyme, I did not use a pattern. The shape of this bag was based on a messenger bag that I own. I had to change most of it to adapt for baby related things and changed how it opens as well. I think you should try it, just give yourself more time than I gave myself!
I guess the big thing for me is the strap - can you give any direction on the strap?
Anyone else gonna try this that is good at doing tutes or patterns? Making up tutes and patterns are really a weakness of mine.