My hankering for new project bags started when a friend and her two daughters asked me to teach them some sewing basics. Our first project was this cute tote bag. The pattern and tutorial are free from Craftsy and the you only need a fat quarter of the feature fabric. I found a remnant of this donut fabric at JoAnn's, and I love how my bag turned out. My sewing students made theirs from fat quarters of batiks, and they came out beautifully. I really liked their choices of complimentary lining and handle fabrics.
Because I have a number of knitting projects going at any one time, I decided I wanted a couple of more of these Japanese knot bags. These bags take about a half yard each of two fabrics, and they can be assembled from fat quarters, which is what I did with these two directional feature fabrics. I made these before, and you can see my original post for details.
How about that lining? I've filled this bag with the materials for my next shawl project.
Here's the second bag I made. I lined it with some really cute flannel that Debra gave me when I visited her a few years ago.
These projects are really quick to finish, which is a nice break from my slow-sewing project: the king sized quilt.