This is the mystery fabric bag I have been working on this week, using Simplicity 9949. I enlarged the pattern somehow (don’t actually remember how I did it but it is about twice the size of the original pattern) so that it would be a good size for a small weekend bag.
Here’s the interior which also has a side zipper pocket that did not show up in the photo:
I appliqued an owl motif in the center of each side pocket unit. The bag is interfaced with a layer of fusible batting, and the fabric is decorator fabric from the discount decorator fabric store (Home Fabrics). This project taught me that the lining needs to have batting applied to it, too, if the fabric is not very heavy. I did put the fabric loop on the inside to attach a coin purse to, but I haven’t made the small purse yet.
Now I am working on some UFO’s that have been waiting a good 10 years to be noticed again.