I'm in an Easter swap for a Christmas-focused knitting group. My swap partner likes small drawstring project bags to carry around socks and mittens that she's working on. Since she also likes jewel tones, I used blue and green (I'm unsure of the manufacturer, but it's pattern #92048) on the outside, purple on the inside (Trendtex H-9270 purple), and pink for the ribbon that pulls the bag shut (Trendtex H-9270 pink). All fabrics are from Fabric Mart in Honolulu. The bag is nine inches tall and twelve inches long.
Inside the bag, she'll find some fancy tea, a collapsible "snowglobe" with a nativity scene, some sticky notes, a Christmas ornament carved with olive wood from the Holy Land, and a stitch holder (she'd mentioned she needs one).
Great swap swag - and your bag is perfect- you should have a very happy swap partner!
I was originally going to make a regular backpack, but then she happened to post that she like smaller bags. A smaller bag actually works better with the blue fabric, but the cord I'd bought was way too long. By making it of fabric instead, I can save the cord for another backpack later on. I think my Spokane nieces would like the style.
It looks like you did a good job with the floral motif on the outside of the bag. And I bet your Spokane nephew would like one of these too, in a boy fabric. It is a nice design without fussy buckles and clips to handle.
A fussy cut worked best in the smaller size for this fabric, so it's good that she likes that little ones! And yes, I meant to type "nieces and nephew."