This bag is a very belated birthday present for my friend Sue. It is made from a set of three coordinating tea towels – the check was used as the outer, the cream waffle as the lining, and the pink embroidered tea towel became an applique, inside pocket and quilted straps.
I didn’t use a pattern, just folded each tea towel in half, sewed side and bottom seams, and boxed the corners. Each strap is the length of the tea towel, and I guesstimated what would be a good width. I quite like the appliqued embroidery as well.
The interior pocket is divided into three (pen pocket, phone pocket, and miscellaneous pocket) and is quite sturdy. The straps have a layer of pellon inside. It was pretty quick to make, once I had done the mental work of figuring out to do and had a window of opportunity arise!