The one in the photo is mine -- I had to do a prototype first. The fabric was too expensive to botch. I started by making a mock-up using a really stiff interfacing material - Peltex. Then I sewed the real bag, added an inside pocket, the tab closure (which snaps) and then the handles, reinforced with webbing. I won't be able to carry a bowling ball in it but it should be sturdy enough for workshop supplies for our upcoming quilt retreat in December.
Next I made this fabulous wool bag for my customer Gerald to send to his sister Diane in England:
And yesterday I gave my friend Mary her birthday present:
Notice the meticulously sewn pocket???
Here's the inside. I didn't let the cat out of the bag!
I'm done sewing for this weekend but I've got plenty of ideas stirring around my head. Maybe tomorrow....