This bag, oh, this bag. If I could tell you how much I struggled with this silly bag! You would laugh. It looks pretty straightforward, but this is the project where I re-did, ripped seams, re-did again, cut, cut again, put in grommets, re-did the grommets, the list goes on...
I definitely wouldn't recommend this pattern (the Market Bag pattern) to a beginner that's for sure. Lots of pieces to cut out and figure where exactly they belong. My mom picked out this pattern at my other favorite local quilt shop. I thought it was a cute bag -- and it is! She asked me to make it for her about 2 months ago now, and I just finished it and gave it to her for Christmas.
I used a black wool corduroy and some other black/white fabric (sorry I have no idea what to call it), and the ties and lining are made from Paula Prass' Summer Soiree Best Friend in black. I really like how it came together in the end. I actually think I might attempt to make another bag following this pattern for myself! It has lots of great pockets for all sorts of goodies.