.... my new handbag - 'Miss Eddy'!
This is a compact, well structured bag, with a reinforced, set-in base.
And you have the option of using wipeable fabric for the lining (aka a shower curtain) and turning your bag into a travel/wash bag.
The zip in this bag is virtually 'set in' near the end of the construction, with the final addition of handles fixed to the outside of the bag.
I will be teaching this pattern as a one day workshop in July - more details on this here (scroll down), which is why I kept the outer design details fairly simple.
However, hopefully with a sprinkle of imagination and a dash of initiative, you could easily add your own design ideas to this wee bag.
Well, I hope you like Miss Eddy, the new member of my 'bag family'!
P.s. Thank you so much to those of you who have voted for my humble Welcome Wallhanging in the Weekly Themed Quilters Gallery contest. Aren't there some wonderful wallhangings in there? Voting ends Sunday, so you still have time to vote for your favourite here.