I bought myself a sewing machine last week and sewed my first project on it today. I can usually borrow my Mum’s machine but I’m loving having my own.
I had a very cute fat quarter (or so) of fabric that I really wanted to use so I used strips of it with the main pink fabric. I lined the inside with some plain old calico I had, but on reflection I wish I had done it the other way with the calico on the outside and the pink fabric as lining as it wrinkles very easily. Not so important, as its just a tote bag but I will know for next time.
The pattern I used can be found here. I have used this pattern before and its very simple.