I worked on this bag most of the afternoon, wrestling with it under the presser foot to tack the lining down inside the bag, but now it is done, and I like it.
The bag is made from a decorator cotton with a layer of batting, and a lining of cream-colored canvas. There are pockets all around the outside and even more pockets in the lining. I used Simplicity 9949, but I enlarged the pattern so that the finished bag measures about 18″ wide and 14″ deep.
The smaller black and white bag I made for a Christmas present had one design flaw that I fixed with this version. My daughter put her cell phone in one of the inner pockets and it fell down the long pocket to the center of the bottom of the bag, and she thought she had lost it. With this version, I put a line of stitching along the fold where the sides turn into the bottom, so the pockets stop where the bottom of the bag begins. The straps are long enough so that they can be worn over the shoulder comfortably.
Now I am done sewing bags for awhile and will start sewing tops and aprons.