This is why I love making bags! Today I completed an order for a bag for someone who loves going to France and all things French. I am really pleased with the way it has turned out.
The fabric is French toile, which I bought from Love Fabrics; it is manufactured in France and was sent to me from France. Because of the rural designs on the fabric I fussy cut it but, fortunately, didn't have to waste any. The fabric has a linen look and feel so I interfaced it with light iron-on interfacing before working with it as I was a fraid it would fray. I think that has given the bag the extra body it needed and it looks really neat. I used Thermolan as the bag interfacing.
Inside there are two slip pockets and a key/purse hook. I also fussy cut and made a zippered coin purse. This is what the bag looks like:
This is the front with a tab closure with magnetic snap. And this is the back:
I just love this fabric! Don't you just love it when things come together as planned?