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This would make a terrific lunch bag!
Love that idea! With thermal batting and laminate fabric it would make a nice, big lunch bag.
Thanks, I use it for my books, my patterns I am currently working on, my sketch book and whatever else I need for the day. It is such a good size and is sturdy. I also, use it for our charity project. Fill it with goodies and take it to someone in the hospital or nursing home or just give it to someone you love. I have made several. They are so fast.
i never thought make a bag for my books, good idea.
I just made 5 of these as gifts. They are really pretty. I love the shape and the knotted straps. I was a little disappointed when I realized there was a raw seam inside. I covered it. When I make this bag in the future I will use an alternative method of construction I just learned that will eliminate that raw seam. So, great looking bag, but the raw seam detracts just a bit from the overall look. Thanks!
I appreciate your comments and I will make a revision on the pattern for those who want a cleaner finish inside soon. I understand how a raw edge in the bottom could be problematic for some people. I normally bind, serge or zig-zag the raw edge for this book bag. This book bag was originally designed for a group of women who have made hundreds of this bag for a charity work thus the quick method. Typically the purses I make do not have a raw edge. I appreciate your comment and hope your bags work well for you.
About the construction.....are the outside and inside bottom sections finished with all four layers held together as one? This means that there is a raw seam in the bottom on the inside? I will bind it, but was wondering if I am reading it correctly....Thank you.
Yes, that is correct. The bottom on the inside is made up of all layers pulled together and sewn as one. I usually serge/zig zag/ or bind the edge to keep it from raveling for a neater construction. This bag was designed for a quick, simple construction in order to use them for the charity work in which I am involved. Thank you for your inquiry. I hope your bag works out well for you.
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