Here's my first project from one of my newer craft books, Bend the Rules Sewing. This bag didn't turn out quite as well as I hoped it would. I used some really cheap fabric that was a thick screen printed canvas type material. Turns out it was way too thick for this project and was not ironable, so my handles are all wonky and the bag was too thick around the pleats to top stitch. To top it off I sewed the pocket inside upside down. Ugh!
To say I was a bit disappointed with the results is an understatement! I really wanted this project to turn out well because I love the fabric combo I picked out.
Next time I might try making the bag scaled down in a smaller size and with a thinner material for the main part of the bag to avoid the thick seems. I really like the overall design and versatility of this bag.