Making bags is so addicting.
There is no fitting involved, so it's a very forgiving construction process. If you can measure and sew squares and rectangles together, you can make a nice bag. The color and fabric selection that is available to create a bag seems endless. You can choose a fabric that you wouldn't necessarily wear or use to decorate your home.
Also, they are so quick to make and require such little yardage that if you get tired of your bag you can just make a new one!
I made a few this past weekend. I would have sewn more, but a cold virus weaseled its way in and sapped a bit of my energy.
The grid on my cutting board gives you an idea of the size of these bags. I used a 22" zipper for the top opening on the large one. Next in size is the lunch bag like I made here. And finally a small pouch that uses a 7" zipper. The small pouch is made with the same fabric as the bag lining.
I have enough photos to put together a tutorial for the large bag. It is the perfect size for many uses: gym tote, diaper bag, carryon flight bag.
Tutorial to be posted soon!
Be sure to visit Sew & Tell Fridays. I'm not the only one making bags!