Well, we're leaving this weekend for a 3 week road trip and I needed a big bag to take with me. I wanted it to sit on the seat next to me and be able to hold the books, magazines, projects, and of course regular purse stuff that I take with me. I don't know when I'll have time to read or do any projects but it's a comfort to have it with me anyway, just in case :)
The fabric is actually several kitchen towels that I got at Kmart specifically to use for a bag; I really loved the print and colors and couldn't pass them up, especially when the price is 5 towels for $4! I embroidered a few details on the pink flowers. I used fusible fleece again for the interfacing which makes it stand on its own but is still soft. The handle has fleece too and I machine stitched some ribbing on it. I put the apple in the picture so you could get an idea of how big it is. It'll be perfect to use for the pool later this summer.
The interior is light brown ticking and there are muslin pockets on both sides of the bag - I love lots of pockets! When I get back I'll draw up the pattern and I'll make a smaller version too. I'm quite smitten with the profile of this bag.