Betsy, thank you for sharing!It is a trapeze-shaped bag, traditionally used when going for a swim.
Its happy colors make one smile.
Such a bag can make a sweet gift, and it's quite easy to make.
The central flower on embroidered front is from the Fantasy Flowers collection.
Note 1: Visit this page to see a detailed bag-sewing instruction. This bag is sewn in similar way, with minor additions of top trim.
Note 2: To learn an effective design positioning technique, needed to stitch many designs onto one project, exactly where you wish them to be, read Precise Positioning tips.
Art Nouveau Tote
As you may see, Betsy Faske, the author of this bag, created a truly festive, fashionable piece, by combining the designs, and slightly changing their original colors, to fit the fabric.
The tote was also quilt-stitched on top.
Country Elegance Handbag
This stylish bag was created by Betsy Faske, who kindly agreed to share the photo here.
Betty used a combination of Spanish Red and Light Beige cotton, and some matching trimming, to sew the bag. Pay attention to the beautiful handles and the way they are attached - this adds a lot to the bag.
The front side is decorated with quilt stitches, and a huge embroidery ornament, assembled from Summer Bush design, which is a part of Decorative Ornaments embroidery designs set.