It's just a little tote bag, petite some might say, but it's large enough to fit the essentials into; phone, purse, cards that kind of thing. But, not so big that the family can't resist filing it for you and you begin to understand what a pack horse feels like.
It's vital statistics are: 28cm (11 inches) tall by 22.5cm (9 inches) wide and it has a depth of 2.5 cm (1 inch). The handle is 96cm (38 inches) long, you could wear it across the body. Inside, I added a divided pocket. Handy for those bits and pieces which otherwise gravitate to the bottom of your bag and get lost amongst the clutter that gathers there. What do you mean you're bag doesn't collect clutter? Really! Is that natural? I'm sure it'll pass... don't worry.
The lining is the bright red fabric that I was working with in the magnetic snap tutorial. I'm into strong contrasts between the interior and exterior of my bags at the moment. Must be the dull, dark weather we're having.
Do you want to know about the interlining? O.K, I used a medium sew-in as the fabric needed some support because of the weight of the magnetic snap. I also wanted the bag to feel good in your hands, if you know what I mean.
The green fabric of the exterior has a marbled design on it, swirls of blues through greens and with a splash of light brown. Rich and complex. It's a Rowan fabric by Carl Miller called Plume marble Quite appropriate really! The black/grey damasky sort of patterned fabric is a Moda fabric; Muslin Mates sets it off quite nicely.
So, be honest what do you think to the o-ring and the beads? That's something new for me. I don't normally do much with beads, but from the look of my 'craft'
box cupboard that may be changing. (eek! Is it a worsening of the button obsession?) I think it adds a nice touch and the red 'thonging' definately accentuates the other colours.
I've not done anything much with the back of the bag which may be a missed opportunity. I think I might try that shape and size again but with a zipped pocket where the two fabrics meet. Something to mull over!