The very clever Jen was visiting from NZ (check out her blog, she makes the most AMAZING things). While she was making a couple of these bags at my place, we decided to make a tutorial.
My job was to take photographs and to make notes on what she did. Her job was to be clever and make the bags. She did her job, I did half of mine.
I have lots of photos, but unfortunately only limited instructions. I must have got distracted by the kids (there were 8 running around that day).
Here is the picturey tutorial, with a few words. I hope you can work it out. If not, see Jen.
*Start with 1/2m each of the outside and lining fabrics.
*You will also need 20cm for the band across the top.
*Cut 3inches off the bottom of the main fabrics, to use for the handles.
*Attach the band and sew around the top.
*Fold over and tuck in the edges. Topstitch at the top and bottom of the band.
Attach the handles, and a loop for the button if you are having one.
Jen has put hers to good use as you can see here.