The other day I made 4 of these bags for my Littles. I had no pattern so they are all a bit different in size, but no worries...the kids LOVE them!
I cut the main body of the fabric 12" X 24". I then folded it in half and sewed up just one side. Then I cut a piece of fabric for the top border. It was about 3" X 24". I folded it in half (wrong sides together) and sewed it around the top. Next I cut a piece for a pocket about 6" X 6". I hemmed it then sewed it on about 3 inches from the bottom of the top border.
Confused yet?? I then sewed up the other side of the body, turned it right side out and pressed it. We're almost done...
Finally I made the handle. This is very subjective. About 24" X 3" is good. Fold it in half length wise and sew it up, leaving the ends open. You now need to turn it right side out...this may take a few minutes, but when it's done it looks great. Press it then fold in the ends (again, I ironed them) and sew them on the outside of the bag. I sewed a square around the bottom of the handle and then sewed an X to make sure it was secure.
There you have it! Easy-peasy and they are done in less than an hour! I used my "Cricut" to cut their initial and then used iron-on transfer paper. Voila! Personalized bags that they love for their "important" things!
I even made one for my grandson, Anthony, but didn't get a picture taken of his :( I used "Cars" fabric with a bright green for the pocket, trim and handle...Surprisingy, he was thrilled! And the best part about this was that they cost me about $3.00 each!
I am a woman who loves her life! I have been blessed with the most wonderful husband on the planet. He is a man of integrity and honor who truly inspires me to be a better woman. My 4 children and 6 grandchildren (whom I affectionately call my *Littles*) are the light of my life. I am always looking for new and innovative ways to create value in the lives of others. My God, Family and Country are the most important things in my life...Oh, and I love the Beatles!