And here's my new bag!
I made a basic black tote, with flap pockets on the front and back for extra loose papers and things. I slapped a big bow on the front flap (every tote needs a little flair!) I lined it with some fabric that was passed down to me by one of my lovely sisters over the holidays, when she was cleaning out her own fabric closet. I sewed a couple of inner pockets: three for pencils, and one each for my wallet and phone. Here is the inside:
For the straps, I used some trim I had in my stash, and I double-folded the edges in, so that they would look a little neater. Here is a close shot of the strap:
I'm thrilled with my new bag, and I was able to make it completely from supplies I had sitting around! What a rush!
I'm thinking my next project will be this adorable clutch. As a Christmas gift this year, I received a kit with all of the supplies I will need to make the project from start to finish. It should be a breeze...I'll let you know how it goes!