When my niece was home for Easter today, we whipped up a quick tote back in Tula Pink's Prince charming fabrics. We only had about 40 minutes and we had to work fast. She seemed pleased with the results, but the perfectionist in me is not happy.
We guessed at the measurements and I feel that the tote is too long (the picture does not show the whole length). I did not have time to show her how to box the bottom corners and I feel like that is where things went wrong. If we would have had time to do that it would have cut about 3 inches of the length and about 3 inches off each size of the width. It would have also given the bag a flat bottom and a more professional finish.
I already have a plan. Next time she is home, I am going to pull the lining out and cut an inch off the bottom of the lining and the outside of the bag. I will then sew across each and leave a few inches on the lining for turning. I will box the corners, and put the bag back together and that should fix it!