Portside duffel bag a little over a week ago! I actually keep meaning to post about it, but kept putting off taking a picture (of course, once I did, it took about two minutes), and finally only got to it because I wanted to start cutting on it. To be honest, even though I still like them, I sort of haven't had as much motivation to make the bag since I bought them, because the colors aren't quite right. I was hoping for a deeper, redder orange, and stark white, instead of off white, but while they had a perfect chevron in those colors, there was no solid orange to match, so off white and Tennessee orange it was! However, from a distance it's hard to tell that the white isn't really white, and I like most shades of orange, so it's not the end of the world. I only got the materials I needed to start, so I don't have the lining yet, but it shouldn't be hard to find a thin cotton in whatever color I choose, so I'm pretty excited about the prospect of getting it!
The main fabric stores around here (I usually go to Hancock's, but there's also a Joann) don't really have a great selection of heavier fabrics, such as canvas (which this is) so I did my research beforehand and went to a store specifically for home decor fabrics, to which I'd never been, and I was a little nervous as I parked, because it was in a sort of secluded spot, the kind of place that makes me regret that I never remember my pepper spray, but then when I walked in, it was beautiful! They had oodles of canvas type fabrics, in all sorts of wonderful colors and patterns, and I think I'll be going there for all of my home decor fabrics from now on!
Fare thee well, I'm off to cut the pieces!