It’s spring, so I am again making bags with bamboo handles. I loved this one that I made last summer which took a lot of abuse, so I made another one last night with Anna Maria Horner fabric from the Drawing Room collection.
I think the heavier weight will stand up better and it is lined with a heavy duty canvas. There is a good tutorial here for a similar bag, but since I lined this bag I pretty much followed the basic construction from this bag, but added two rows of stitching on the outside of the opening. You still can’t avoid hand sewing the bag to the handles (ugh) but the whole thing came together in an hour or two. Sorry for the poor photo, but we’ve seen some rainy days here in Atlanta — which we desperately needed!