(H) 9" x (W) 12" x (d) 2"
I don't know how to explain just how much I love this sweet little satchel. I made it 9" x 12" - the perfect size to hold standard paper. It's not all big and sloppy, but rather neat and tidy - great for library books, class notes, a lunch date with a girlfriend, sewing projects (I'm currently keeping a cross-stitch project in mine, with pattern, linen, floss, scissors & needles.
The shorter handles are so nice to just grab and go - no long, noodley straps to fish around for. The little rolled section in the middle of the handle is a nice detail, but it doesn't take long to do and it just feels good in your hand. And you can hang it on a knob or bedpost or the back of a chair without it dragging on the ground.
I snuck in just a bit of lace, which is optional. And there are no zippers, flaps, buttons or snaps to fuss with either. No hardware at all.
To make the geese, I included both my favourite piecing method, as well as foundation paper piecing templates if you prefer.
The inside seams are finished off with binding. I like using a contrast binding in my bags - it's a smart custom detail.
This pattern includes LOTS of photos, step-by-step instructions, and full sized templates.