4 sets of grommets
1/2 yard for outside of bag
1/2 yard for inside of bag
1/4 yard for top ruffle
1 fat quarter for side pockets and ruffle on handles
1 fat quarter for straps/handles ruffles
1/2 yard for straps/handles
2 yards heavy weight interfacing
1pkg 3/8" elastic
First thing you'll do is cut out all your pieces.
From the outside, inside fabric and interfacing cut 2 pieces 13"x14".
From the top ruffle fabric cut 2 pieces 5"x 21"
Side gussets from fabric and interfacing cut 2 pieces 3 1/2"x13 1/2"
Bottom gusset fabric and interfacing cut one piece 3 1/2"x14 1/2"
Side pockets cut 2 pieces at 5"x14"
Inside pocket cut one piece 12"x15"
Handles cut 4 pieces 12"x40" and 2 pieces of interfacing the same size
Ruffles cut one from each color at 1 1/2" x 53"
Now that we got the cutting done we can get started sewing.
Take your 2 strap pieces and make a sandwich with the interfaicing the middle and serge raw edges. If you don't a serger then put your right sides together with the interfacing on one side. Sew down the length on both long sides. Once you have sewn both sides turn inside out and press. Repeat this process to make your second handle.
Fold your pocket piece in half so that it measures 6"x13" and press. Cut a piece of interfacing the same size. I chose to serge my short end. But you can fold in half with right sides touching, sew down short sides. Then turn inside out and press. Line bottom raw edge up with bottom of inside fabric piece in the center. Sew in place on the 2 short sides. I sewed one 3 and two 4 inch pockets. Decide what will work for you. Draw a straight line and sew straight stay stitch to divide up the pockets.
Make a casing at the top on a small side of your pocket fabric. You will need a 5/8" casing. Cut your elastic to 3 1/2". Feed through your casing and attach at each side so it doesn't pull through. Run a basting stitch along the bottom and gather it so that it measures 3 1/2".