I've made all of these over the past week, and am very proud of (most of) them!
First, the fully reversable tote bag i made for my mother, to replace her 8-year-old, off-white canvas one, that she carries her book and kleenex and meds to work in:
the white stitches are around a pocket that you can't really see too well
full of large hardbound books, to show size and shape
there is a pocket on the inside, too, but i didn't get any good pics of it.
second, the messenger bag i made for my 14-year-old sister, to use as her backpack for school this year:
the buttons don't really do anything, they're just decorative
the ones in the back are harry potter 4 and 6, for size reference
maybe she won't lose her lunch card so easy this year
next, the shopping bag from the tutorial here
. made of denim and a really heavy canvas-like fabric that i got as a remnant. the only thing i didn't do was the pocket to fold it into, because the fabric is too thick and doesn't want to be compacted at all. Also, it holds at least 17 pounds with no straining of the seams, and is still very easy to carry:
side-view, full of groceries
top view, showing that it's holding lots and lots of stuff
fourth, the "floppy bag" as i like to call it, since i completely forgot to use any interfacing. the fabrics are both very thin and flimsy (you can see them through each other), and it has no intentions of holding its shape at all. oh, also, it's the first purse i've made to sell at the booth i'm doing in three weeks! wish me luck!:
please excuse my fat arm
and my chipped nail polish
i love the two fabrics together!
aaaaaaand, finally, the cherry bag, which i just finished, and which is gonna be a gift to a friend:
not sure why it's so dark, my camera is being strange today
angle to show the jordy-style bottom (which is the bestest thing ever)
divided pocket inside
what do y'all think?