I usually don't make anything for myself...
I don't know why, it's just that I have
other things on my plate.
Tonight, I took a little break from
those and decided I needed something...
Just like the little tutorial for the Easter Basket,
I cut this out the same way.
When I cut the corners for the squared bottom,
for this one, I cut 3 inches in and 3 inches from the bottom.
On the liner, I stitched up the sides, and about 2 inches
in on the bottom, leaving an opening to use for later.
The other difference is that when I put in the liner,
I attached my straps and button holder at the top
of the canvas bag, right sides together
first and stitched them using a scant 1/4 inch line.
Once I had those in place,
I slipped the liner (right sides together) over the
outside of the bag, pinned it at the top
and stitched 1/4 inch all the way around the top.
Then I simply pulled the inside (canvas) bag out
through the bottom and tucked the liner inside the bag,
and stitched the opening in the bottom of the liner closed.
Don't you just love that liner fabric?
and I couldn't believe I had a button that actually
Once I tucked it all inside nice and straight and snug,
I stitched around the bottom of the bag to give it
the permanent boxed bottom shape.
I used a canvas and it was so forgiving when
it came to hiding the actual thread line.
Now, instead of carrying two bags to work
everyday...(a purse and a lunch box)
I can just place it all in this one.