Instead of using purchased fabrics for this little bag, I painted and embellished wool felt. The wool is sturdy and didn't require a layer of batting as the pattern indicates.
Inside the bag I used the cotton silk I had dyed pink on one of our dying days.
It gives the inside of the bag such a nice feel.
The bag itself is a great size for just a few items. I attached a purchased shoulder chain which is removable by clips. The pattern is shown below and the handle frame is from Hobby and Land #1800.
I had to tweak the pattern only slightly to make it work with the felt. This was an easy project.
Graduation was yesterday, a happy and prideful day.
And today is just hanging out with the Em dog and getting some quiet time in.... somehow Em got a nasty staph infection and needs a little extra supervision.
That's a sad face if I've ever seen one.