(H) 9" x (W) 12" x (d) 2"
This satchel bag is the perfect size to hold standard paper. It's not all big and sloppy, but rather neat and tidy - great for library books, class notes, a lunch date with a girlfriend, sewing projects, etc.
The shorter handles are so nice to just grab and go - no long, noodley straps to fish around for. The little rolled section in the middle of the handle is a nice detail, but it doesn't take long to do and it just feels good in your hand. And you can hang it on a knob or bedpost or the back of a chair without it dragging on the ground.
There are no zippers, flaps, buttons or snaps to fuss with either. No hardware at all.
To make the geese, Kristyne included both of her favourite piecing methods, as well as foundation paper piecing templates if you prefer.
The inside seams are finished off with binding. Using a contrast fabric gives it a smart, custom and professional look.
This pattern includes LOTS of photos, step-by-step instructions, and full sized templates.
7- 3.5" fabric square scraps for geese bodies (red)
1 - 5" x WOF fabric strip for geese background (white)
1/3 body fabric
1/2 yard contrast fabric for handles / binding
3/4 yard lining fabric
34 yard fusible fleece
45" length of small lace trim (1/4" to 1/2" wide)
1 sheet of foundation paper (to photocopy the templates on page 4 if you prefer foundation piecing your flying geese)