Today, I'm going to talk about what I call Little Shopping Bags. You know those paper shopping bags with the cord or twill tape handles that some stores give you when you buy something small (and which you then use to carry things around in for months)? I see people using bags like this to carry their lunches to work all the time. I've been known to use them myself. However, they're not very sturdy and they don't do well in the elements. Also, they're ugly. I was sure we could do better.
If you are considering a really roomy bag with lots of pockets and a zip closure, one with elbow handles and a shoulder strap, you might consider making My Big Fat Gorgeous Handbag. This bag has plenty of internal pockets including a good sized zipped pocket.
This tutorial is for a neat purse that has 2 zippered sections, a separate section for bank notes and pockets for credit cards. It closes with a snap stud tab, but you could use a metal press stud or Velcro tape instead. It is easy to make and even the zipper part is very straight forward.
I am really excited to share this with you guys, becuase I am 100% positive that you guys can make it better than me. Seriously. You all are going to get to the end of this tutorial with your gorgeous, finished bag and say "That's it? Huh. That wasn't hard at all".