I finished the bag for my Goodie Bag Swap partner this weekend. My partner has been quiet during the swap, so I just went with my instinct (and her color specifications) to make this bag.
I used a free pattern by Artsy Crafty Babe called the Pleated Tote. It's a great pattern, and I think I will definitely have to make one for myself some time soon. It came together in one afternoon. I used a light/medium interfacing, but used two layers of it (fused one to the interior, one to the exterior) to strengthen the bag.
I used Quilter's Linen for the exterior (it's a little darker than the photos show), and a Studio E Etchings print for the lining. Angela said on flickr that the lining fabric looks like fireworks. Yes, exactly. Or dandelions. Either way, I love it. As you can see, I also used a piece of Anna Maria Horner's Woodcut from Innocent Crush for the pocket.
I also used some AMH for the straps, as well as some Monaluna Mingle. I used a button from the stash, and voila! The bag is complete.
I think the handles are my favorite part. I hope my partner likes the bag, and of course, it will be filled with some goodies, still to be determined. I may have to make one of these little guys to send along.
I'm linking up to Canoe Ridge Creation's Sew Modern Monday today (something new for me!).