Pattern Description: Market Bags: Bag A, B: 19" x 13"L. B: Contrast side. Bag C, D: 16:W x 17"L, inside pocket. C: Contrast upper band. D: Contrast upper band and handle and includes instructions for quilting fabric. Measurements are apposite and exclude handles.
Pattern Sizing: OS
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. As long as you clearly mark all pattern pieces, it comes together very nicely.
Fabric Used: Outdoor cotton canvas from JoAnn Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I couldn't find nor wanted to deal with sew in hair canvas as a lining, so I used fusible fleece. That way I thought it would also be easy to wash. Instead of using a cardboard insert, I made a removable panel to stabilize the bottom of the bag.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and Yes.
Conclusion: This is a really roomy bag. The finishing is so nice - it's really well done. My intent is for this to be a beach bag, as described on my blog. It's certainly versatile and easy to sew. I highly recommend.