Sometimes you just know that a designer has picked a perfect name for their bag and this is one of them. The designer has called her tote bag "The Big Bag".
This Big Bag is designed to carry a lot of stuff. You can just imagine filling this bag with stuff for sewing, school, traveling, etc. This bag is both simple and functional and when finished measures 15 1/2″ wide by 14″ tall by 6 1/2″ deep.
We love the large grommets as a feature on this bag and the sturdy wide straps to make carrying easier and comfortable. The quilting is a great touch to add interest to the large panels as well as to sandwich the layers together and make the bag stronger. Do simple straight lines, a diagonal design or go to town with some fancy free-hand quilting if you like.
Bev created the sample picture with these:
Light gray for lining -- you'll need 1 yard
Memoirs was our focal fabric -- you'll need 1 1/8 yards
A black grunge made the accent on handles and the bottom -- you'll need 1/2 yard or 2/3 yard if directional