This was a project I started because I needed something to carry my lunch in for work. I don't like any of the lunch bags/boxes I see in the stores so I made my own. I have had this paint splatter fabric for about 6 months, only a fat quarter and this was the perfect opportunity for me to use it up.
I added some ric rac.
So when you open it up you just see little scallops. Do that with both main pieces.
Then pin right sides together and sew around each side and the bottom.
And that's the outside of the bag. You repeat the same steps for the inside minus the ric rac.
And then sew on the line, do this on both sides of the bottom of the bag and with the lining.
Then when you turn the bag right side out it will have a shape like this.
For straps I just make them the same way you would make your own bias tape only I make it way wider.
The handle should look like this before you stick it in the bag.
Once the bag is right side out top stitch all around the top, be sure to close the 2 inches you left open.