I needed a bag big enough to carry all my stuff to and from work, as well as be large enough to handle a few groceries when I have to stop at the store last minute without my reusable bags. This pattern is Simplicity 4535 view D, with a magnetic snap instead of velcro and I added a piece of plastic in the base for stability. It turned out larger than I anticipated, but I am so glad! I am carrying it everyday now and I am working on making a vinyl lined lunch box to match.
Any recommendations on a lunch box pattern? I'm kind of making it up as I go along. Can't be too tricky to make a box, right?? (Famous last words...)
Here is my new bag!!
I came really close to getting the stripes lined up. The pocket flap is what threw me off. I had it on the pieces when I was cutting the pattern but once I started assembly, the flap wouldn't line up properly... argh!
Please excuse the few stray strings... I was so excited to take pictures I didn't finish snipping them...
Please ignore the garbage bags in the background...as you can see finishing my bag was more important than finishing my cleaning! Oh well!
Thank you for looking!