|Sturdy and roomy enough for toys or anything else extra that might be needed,|
|My fabric selection is washed, dried, and pressed, including the cotton strapping material.|
I want to highlight the lining because I love the contrast of the red pattern against the navy ticking stripe so I am going to make the bag with a border across the top a couple of inches deep with the red bandanna material as well as use it for the lining. The body of the bag will be the navy ticking stripe with the contrasting straps of the red cotton.
Do you remember how the engineer on the trains dressed in years gone by? I can still see in my minds eye the engineer dressed in blue striped cap with a red bandanna around his neck and bib overalls! We lived out in the country and a rail road bordered the side pasture. In the summer if we were out in that field cutting thistle or getting the cows we would see them close up waving to us as the freight trains chugged by....And of course we waved wildly back thinking it all a thrilling adventure.
|Straps sewn on and seams stitched!|
|I really like the boxed corners on the bottom of this bag.|
|It is much easier to be sure this is exact before the final stitching.|
|Basting holds the fabric in place and keeps them from stretching out of shape or slipping.|
|The bag could have stopped here but I want it to have more of a cuff and have left 4" instead of the 2" I usually leave above where I stop the straps to have more to fold down at the top..|
|Sew some love.|
It is 2:00 PM Saturday and this is all done!