I saw this pattern by Jodi of Vintage Ric Rac and got started right away. I used unbleached linen for the exterior. To transfer the "Work in Progress" image I taped the paper pattern to a window, laid the cut front piece on top, and traced with my handy Frixon Pen.
This bag came together fairly quickly. The inner handle bindings were a bit of a bear though. I have a few more of these cut out (great presents!) so hopefully I get a bit better with that binding.
The bag lining is a fun sewing machine fabric. A perfect pairing.