A friend ws telling me about returning to studying, she wanted a workhorse book bag that wouldn’t drag down her look, wasn’t too heavy, could double up for shopping. Here’s a repeat of that Burda Charlie Bag. I boil washed the fabric and then tumbled dried it so now it’s ready for any eventualities! A more fabric hungry pattern than one with sew on handles, but worth it, to up the look, I squared off the corners making more of a base.
I also made this one for travel lite days, smaller, there’s no way she’ll become the token pack horse on a day out. There’s a pocket sewn inside, so finding purse and mobile isn’t such an ordeal.