It took me until this Mother's day to figure out what to make, but while browsing through my pinterest board "bags to make" I saw a tutorial from 2 Little Hooligans for an Organizing Tote Basket and knew I had found a winner.
The tutorial from 2 Little Hooligans made a bag with a finished size of 9"x7" and I knew I wanted it bigger so I adjusted the measurements so that I would end up with a bag that was 14"x8.5". I also added a hidden zippered pocket to the inside of the bag using instructions included in Noodlehead's Envelope Clutch pattern, and changed the long side pockets so that instead of being one piece of fabric doubled over to make the outside and lining I used two different fabrics, one for the outside and one for the lining, and just had the seam be the edge of the pocket. I also left out the bias tape on the pockets since it would have interrupted the images on the sides.
I gave the bag to her yesterday at my husband's aunt's yearly "Mother's Day Lunch" and she loved it (but then again how could she not?).
Fabric: Kona grey
Happy Mother's day to you Harriet!
I had to wait until my mom received her gift in the mail before I could post about it, but since she got it today I can share with all of you what it is!
And the Audubon Society field guide to the southern states, which includes Tennessee, the state she lives in.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!!! Love you
p.s I'm linking this post to Clover & Violet's On The Go Linky and both Manic Monday and Fabric Tuesday