Ok, I'm not going to the beach, but I will be going away for a few days and I had the urge to make myself a bag. I wanted something casual but fun. I started out with this log cabin block for a pocket on the front.
I used some thick muslin that had been sitting on the shelf for a long time. My first version I interfaced with heavy interfacing, but decided that was too stiff. I wasn't actually wanting this thing to walk on it's own! I ended up using a single layer of this muslin, and my favorite Nicey Jane print for the lining.
I made myself use my favorite fabrics. I'm always wanting to save them for the 'perfect' project, but really, what's more perfect than right now? And who knows, next year I'll be in love with something else!
I put two pockets on the inside and attatched those little clasp thingies. I'm hoping it will be handy to clip my cellphone case to, rather than having it disappear at the bottom of the bag.
On the back side of the bag I did an outside pocket and lined it with a fun stripe. I didn't use a pattern for this bag, but mentally went by this tutorial (just for assembly and cutting) I cut my bag body 18" x 20", and the handles 4.5" x 20". If you have any other questions, I'd love to answer, just make sure your blog setting are set so that I can reply:)