My shopping buddy (mom) found some interesting fabric during one of our shopping trips. I have seen it in different types of fabric; such as burlap. The print was cute but I was only able to purchase 1yard. What else do you do with a yard other than make another bag? I used Butterick Waverly 5799 to make an oversized tote.
The lining is a burnt orange. It matched well without looking Halloweenish.
All went well until I had to stabilize the bottom with cardboard. Now, for me, it I inevitable that the bag gets wet or spill comes from within. Cardboard, as suggested in the pattern, would be the worst thing to have in the bottom but I couldn’t find any good plastic. My fluorescent to work and I found a happy medium, duck tape. The cardboard was cut to the correct measurements then covered with duck tape.
All in all, the bag came out well. I won’t make it often but I will make it again when that wears out since I will only use it for work.