The Midi Bag comes in one size (which I would consider to be purse size), but there is a huge version - the Mondo Bag. If you want a purse size bag, you will probably want the Midi Bag. If you want what feels like a bottomless pit, go Mondo.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. The printed interfacing component shows the 1/4" seam clearly, the fold lines, and cutting lines. The written instructions provide diagrams to help you through the construction of the bag.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The technique of using the printed fusible interfacing makes it easy to look like you spent hours and hours perfectly matching your points on all of the squares.
Part of a jelly roll of Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda and Peacock (from Bella Solids) by Moda. You will also need fusible fleece and the Quiltsmart printed interfacing (included with the kit but can be purchased separately if you are making multiple bags)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I absolutely would sew it again. When I purchased this pattern, it included enough interfacing panels to make 2 bags.
This is an easy to follow pattern, and it can be assembled pretty quickly. I feel like I spent more time figuring out how I wanted to place my squares than I did actually sewing the bag.
This is a great bag that is easy to assemble and allows you to pick colors that you love. Every bag I've seen sewn with this pattern used batiks, but I'm not a big fan of batiks. I really do love both sizes of this bag (Midi and Mondo).