I haven't sewn anything for at least a year. Life(...?) happened. Then I started knitting, which is all consuming. But yesterday I decided I needed a new bag. It ended up being the most complicated thing I've ever sewn without a pattern.
The buttons are wonderful!!! I couldn't get a decent close up, but I found one online:
Here is the exterior shot. Piping! I am amazed piping doesn't come up with instructions, you'd really have to think about it if you didn't know how. It's a little messed up on the top on one side, I don't know if I'm going to bother ripping and fixing it.
Inside. I made it big because of my knitting obsession. My "pattern" was putting an 8.5 by 11 piece of paper next to another half piece. I would've made a more complicated pocket, but it was getting late when I realized I had to remake the entire lining.
Comments and criticism would be appreciated. My boyfriend went all nuts about my semi-dormant skills.