This was my test run. I'm currently working on five more for teacher gifts for the end of the month.
Several people had these bags at Sew South. This was a great chance to see how they looked in person. It was also nice to see how the bags felt with different interfacings. The pattern isn't specific as to the type of interfacing to use. I chose to use Pellon 809 Décor-Bond. I wanted my bag to be fairly stiff, but thin. Because the bag itself is reasonably small, I felt adding batting or fusible fleece would add too much bulk, reducing the usable space. The Décor-Bond is stiff, but thin--perfect for this project.
Overall, I love it! It's a fun, unique bag that is also handy to use. I'm excited to give them as teacher gifts in a couple weeks. I'll share the other versions once they are finished.
This PDF pattern is available from Sew Demented.