On our girls last road-trip, I purchased a Teddlywinks pattern for my long cutting ruler and small cutting mat. It has three ties along the top to secure the contents plus a pocket on the back for anything else you can fit in. I'm sure it will be very useful on our girls sewing retreats.
I also picked up a bundle of fabric (on sale of course!) in lovely green and lemon tones. Match this with the Country Threads for the embroidery, and viola........
|FRONT OF BAG|
|REAR OF BAG|
|BUMBLE BEE PANEL|
|LADYBIRD PANEL ON REAR POCKET.|
This also gave me a chance to practice some quilting. Using my walking foot you can see the pattern I did inside each front small square (sorry don't know the official name of this pattern).
I even managed to find a ladybird print in green for the inside lining...very lucky.
I will let you in on a secret...... originally I was making this for a gift on our sewing retreat but I loved it so much, I'm keeping it for myself.