Well, I didn't sew today, but did some prep last night. You wanna see what I made last Saturday?
1. A beach bag. This is it with 4 beach towels loaded in. The handles are twill tape. They might be a little long, but I think it'll work OK. Clearance fabric. Wah ha ha ha. Exterior is like a drapery fabric weight, inside is something that looks like fancy burlap. The end of the bolt said something about boucle.
2. Medium sized tote bag. Remnants. Not sure how to describe the trim I used for handles. Not as thick as a webbing. Sort of like gauze bandages, but more sturdy. I think both the inside and outside are something like a cotton duck.
3. Formal tote. A smaller size. Remnants. Exterior is silk (dupioni? the kind with the slubs). The inside is the kind of taffeta stuff that changes color when you look at it. It's chocolate-to-copper-to-black. The handles are like a nylon woven thing. not as thick as webbing, kind of a little heavier than a twill tape. About the size for a sock project.
4. A cute silk pouch. Gold nylon cord drawstring. Inside and outside are the same silk from above. The silk was a little tricky. It really wanted to unravel and fall apart.
Next up for sewing: finishing the quilt top for my nephew to be and a tote purse for me, made from a Martha Stewart dishtowel, some 80-cent-a-yard fabric and some ribbons for handles.