My sister refers to these as "Debbie Bags" I used to make lots of them but now I make more pottery than sewn items. However, I came accross these fabrics recently and knew they would make cute bags. The fabric patterns and colors compliment each other and are fun and interesting together.
I like to make the handles long so they can tie up or together, the stitching is reinforced for the handles. Also like to collect and use "vintage" buttons when I can.
The dimensions of the bag are 17" wide by 19" long with an additional 4" squared bottom which gives it a little more structure. The handles are approximately 40" long.