Here’s what I am working on now. The oldest daughter wants a large hobo back that can be worn with the strap across the chest for hand’s-free carrying at Disneyland. This is the bag she has chosen, McCalls 5198, View A. I am using a remnant of dark green upholstery velvet that I had in the stash and an ancient vintage green metal zipper that was also in the stash. The lining will be cut from some of the batik that we got at Fabrix in the City.
It should be pretty easy to sew except that I have to fit the strap on her since I elongated the pattern piece. Right now I am considering the interfacing to use.