There was all the piping to deal with, the inside lining, the outside, and the strap. My sewing machine could barely make it through all the layers. It’s not what I wanted, but it’s fine.
The outside is made of black linen that I had intended to make another shirt with, but I really wanted a black, linen bag so I used it. The other fabric is Amy Butler’s Lotus Collection which is really beautiful fabric. I love the blue with the dark black. I quilted it a little, but wanted to do more. I made the piping using the floral fabric and was surprised how easy it was to do. (FYI- when the instructions tell you to cut on the bias- do it. I found out if you don’t, the piping wrinkles- look closely: messy messy. I didn’t have enough fabric to cut on the bias so I just cut my strips vertically. Now I know.)
There’s only one large pocket on the inside with more piping at the top with the black linen. I used a magnetic snap for the first time which I like and will use again.
So in the end, I barely made it for Sew Mama Sew’s bag month, but it’s done! I’m a happy mama.