Here are some other projects I've made from the patterns in this book here and here.
I know I've said this before about this book, but I really can't find where it states what the seam allowance should be on most of the projects. If I am missing this somewhere please let me know.
For this bag, I also tried to copy the pattern by taking paper and holding it up on the window to trace. It didn't go so well for me. I do believe that I do better by using white tissue paper to trace the pattern. So, my problem with getting the zipper/bottom pieces to fit to the front/back of the bag could be any combination of issues I had such as tracing the pattern, not using the correct seam allowance, and me being me. To get the zipper/bottom piece to fit to the front/back piece I ended up using a 1/4" seam allowance when sewing the zipper sections to the bottom piece. I used a 5/8" seam allowance on most of the other seams. I had to do this to get my pieces to fit together.
|Inside with added pockets|
I added pockets to both sides of the inside. I just used the same pocket pattern and instructions used on the front of the bag. I sewed down the center of the inside pockets.
I also sewed my handles to the front of the bag without having the lining fabric underneath.
|Back of Rebecca Bag|