I got a lot of gift sewing done over the weekend. I set up a Jane Market Bag factory for my family.
on this one, i wasn't paying attention when i was cutting and accidentally cut the squares out of the corners as 4x4.5" so i had to expand it to 4.5" squares. this makes the bag a little shorter and deeper. this one is for my brother and sister in law. i wanted something attractive but not too girly. i don't think i was very successful. i evidently have a plethora of girly fabrics in the stash.
this one is for my father and stepmother. i used a lot of my joann's denyse schmidt stash for these bags. i'm impressed by how well they play together.
this one's for my mom. construction-wise, i used craft-fuse interfacing on the linings, added extra stitching to the handles, and turned through the top of the bag and topstitched the opening. it's definitely my favorite shopping bag pattern and i wouldn't rule out making more in the future. it's also great to get out stash and actually use it rather than just hoarding it. i love coming up with fabric combos for the bags.