Aragon Bag is a pattern of Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness. I've made several of her patterns, and I love them. My Chicago Modern Quilt Guild had Sara for a workshop Saturday. What a lovely day with some wonderful quilty peeps.
I usually don't show the interior of a bag, but I must with this one because of the technique for finishing. So many bags construct the bag and lining separately. But this pattern treats them as one piece. The problem is all the messy seams are visible from the inside and must be covered with double-sided bias tape. I bought the wrong item at Joann's - single bias tape. So I wound up making bias tape from my bag lining. Yesterday I attached it by hand, and I am so impressed with how neat the interior of the bag is. Notice one side of the interior has another zippered pocket. The other side has two elasticized pockets. Very practical and easy to use.
My new favorite tool is evident on this last photo: clips! So much easier than pinning! I love that I've added some new techniques to my purse-making repertoire. Saturday's workshop was a great reinforcement of why it's important to read every word of directions - something I'm still learning. I did made a pretty serious mistake but was able to figure out a work-around by channeling Tim Gunn and making it work! I'm pretty thrilled with how this bag turned out!