Made a couple of Anya Bags - Firstly using fabrics from a charity sales table. I used fusible volume fleece to pad out the quilting cottons - so the pleats don't hang properly- but still I thought a bit of a fun bag!
THE PATTERN FOR £5 designed by Zoe from So Zo. The pattern prints out quickly and goes together quickly - would go together even quicker if I had not faffed about adding volume fleece! It is a very good size.
The brown bag has a zip in it.
I added the zip between the "lining yoke" (which I cut with the shell fabric and the main lining. This is what I did when I added a zip to the Buttercup bag (by Made By Rae). I prefer the size of the Anya for use as a handbag and the Buttercup as an evening bag (I have the smaller free version of the Buttercup Bag pattern)
I have bought a zip of the correct length in order to make version 3 - because I do love this pattern! I might add an internal pocket as well. The Anya bag pattern is great because it does not involve taping together lots of sheets of paper (which I hate) and it can be made really quickly. The size is good too!.
And made a Mothering Sunday gift of a Japanese Wrap Apron using This FREE pattern as a starting point. I had to shorten it (and also make it a tiny bit narrower to fit onto the one meter of fabric that I had!)