I've been creeping around for a while and decided I'd post...I've been sewing for ages but always by hand, last month I broke down and bought a sewing machine, Smartest move ever
First bag is dotted dragonfly print front, black corduroy back, peach quilted lining, black corduroy patch pocket, no closure.
Second bag is grey canvas on the outside, pink flannel with giraffe lining, patch pocket, flannel ties. Made it as a gift for bf's daughter.
Third is stiff sateen outside, poker printed cotton inside, loop and button closure. Making this for a friend but not happy with the strap.
I don't use a pattern, and the tote bags are fairly big and meant to be slouchy so I didnt use interfacing...my entire process(like my life) is trial and error. But I have gotten some great ideas from other craftsters and I can't wait to try them....