When I saw the Create with Me project for September over at Ucreate my first reaction was 'yes please'! The project is the Tohoku Tote designed by Cheri from I am Momma-Hear Me Roar. She has a fantastic tutorial which is really easy to follow and here are the results:
My interfacing didn't behave during the ironing on phase so I have a few wrinkles, but they weren't that obvious so I continued on. My fabric choice was Amy Butler Daisy Chain Clematis in Grey. I used a coordinating solid that I picked up from my local fabric store for the bow, straps and lining.
I popped in a custom made pocket that fits my phone so I don't have to rummage around when it rings. I was worried about my bow making skills but it came out better than I expected!
Overall a great success and a pattern and tutorial I would highly recommend if you fancy a new bag!