The outside of the bag is from the two cotton fat quarters she told me she liked. The blue side features cats doing laundry. The other side has images of cats in more neutral colors. I enhanced that side with an embroidery of a pair of tiger cats. The inside of the bag and the faced interior pocket are made from a brown cotton print. Both the outside and the lining fabrics are 100% cotton I made the bottom in a royal blue heavier cotton. I used decor bond interfacing to stiffen the bag. The brown polypropylene handles are securely attached. Besides being stitched into the top seam and top-stitched, I double zigzag stitched the handles to the lining. These handles will NOT pull off.
Samkat2008 picked out the fabrics she liked and notified me. I then purchased them and made her bag. This particular bag is larger because I used all the fabric. I also like to do something different each time. So I added the cat I machine embroidered to the "front" and trimmed the embroidery fabric with a narrow pink ribbon . The final picture shows the next to last bag I made for her. In this case, I she chose Halloween-themed panels. I customized this one by stitching cats on the webbing handles and using the remaining panel fabric for the inside pocket. Seeing how the embroidered cat looks on the bag, I now see an opportunity to add a front pocket to other bags with a customized design or initials. So, if you like Samkat2008's custom bag, please contact me. I can make one for you too.
19.5 inches wide at the top
15.5. inches wide at the gusset
15.5 inches high
3.75-inch wide gusseted bottom
2 27-inch long, 1 in wide polypropylene handles
The bag is machine washable on a delicate cycle, air dry.
This bag was made in my smoke-free home.
I will ship your bag by USPS First Class Mail.
Please note that I do not check Etsy from sunset Friday night through Saturday night.
If you are interested in a bag similar to the one Samkat2008 ordered, please contact me.
Note that I am required to collect Maryland sales tax if you live in Maryland.