I felt like the modern day, eco friendly version of a bag lady today...between my two boys, we delivered SEVEN large, lined/reversible oilcloth bags as gifts to various teachers.
As you may recall, earlier this summer I used the Purl Bee's pattern to make some oilcloth grocery totes for myself. They work great, but this bag is a bit more stylish and versatile making it more suitable for gift giving. It is an original pattern by my LQS that uses 2 - 5/8 pieces of oilcloth and webbing for the handle. Below I put a roll of paper towels in the bag so you could see how large they are.
This one below was one of my favorites...largely, because the black thread hid the less than perfect stitching. Half way through I switched to a walking foot, and the top stitching on the latter bags was much nicer.
And here are some of the other colors/fabrics of the seven bags, I had a few duplicates. These did go together rather fast considering their bulk...they were a much more realistic teacher gift than the table runners I had ambitiously envisioned. While my LQS doesn't have a web store, I'm sure they would be more than glad to mail a kit out to you...as you can see they have a great oilcloth selection.