A long time ago, this black, white, and yellow Michael Miller fabric came out and I went nuts over it. Over time I've used some and given some away, so I don't have a lot of it left. I figured that these fabrics would make a cute 'any occasion' gift bag.
These bags are simple to make, although I will make a few changes next time. The pattern calls for cutting the Steam a Seam 1/2" smaller than the fabric pieces to be fused and then trimming 1/4" all the way around. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in the Steam a Seam not making it all the way to the fabric edge and some ravelling (the edges are not finished in this project - they are left raw). So, next time I'll cut the fabric pieces a bit larger to ensure the Steam a Seam extends beyond where the pieces will be trimmed, and I may even use the wavy/pinking rotary cutter blade to trim the pieces. I think that might look nice too. This bag is the large size and finished at 7" high with a 7" base.
I think I'll make a few of these out of Christmas fabrics and participate in Allie's Christmas Through the Year project :)
I hope you're having a great weekend!