Both of these shoulder bags are made from fabrics found at a thrift store. They are very similar in design. They both have adjustable shoulder straps, magnetic snap closures, fully lined and have an inner pocket. They are also lined with a stabilizer fabric to give the bag a little stiffness to help it retain it’s shape.
The striped fabric used for this bag was an upholstery sample that still had it tag on it when I purchased it. The whole piece was used. I let the size and shape of the piece dictate what the size and shape of the bag would be. The bag is lined with the same fabric that the strap is made of, which was also a thrift store find.
This bag is roughly the same dimensions as the other bag. Since there was plenty of fabric, it was easier to copy the one I had already made. There was enough of this lovely upholstery weight flowering tree fabric to have left overs for a couple more bags, so I imagine there will be a couple more in the works soon. I think the fabric would make a nice tote bag.
None of the bags I make are from patterns. I just make up the design as I go.