I also decided to make her a matching bag because just one little eye glass case is not enough. The fabric I got is two layers of fabric with the batting already pre-quilted between. That makes it a bit pricier but not really when you figure you are getting two fabrics and the batting. But if you use a coupon for a store, that makes it even more reasonable. The big bag has an inside and an outside pocket. No pattern just sewed the top edges over then sewed it up both sides. I made the handles by turning the edges over too. All straight line sewing, no measuring.
This is the bonus bag. I had seen on several blogs that ladies were making rag quilt purses. I used the scalloped square die for the Big Shot and cut out all the pieces. I needed 27 of them for this bag. Yes, the Big Shot cuts through the quilted fabric like buttah! then I just did straight line sewing to put it together. The cool thing is the scallop edges helped me keep everything lined up straight. I have made a quilt before and the corners did NOT match. This was way easy! Another great thing is she can reverse it if she is not a big fan of the rough edges, the inside is smooth and pretty.
Total time to make all these items was 2 1/2 hours. I was on a tight deadline so I could get them mailed and to her for her birthday.
I have just enough fabric left over to make another one and I did pick up a yard of a different fabric. If I can find the time, I'll whip them up and show them off at my Stampin' workshop Thursday if anyone wants to come to my house.