This is the second thing I've ever made on a sewing machine. I will display several photos of the finished bag, lessons learned (I have some hints!), and I'll finish with a pic of my warmup bag from another tutorial.
Finished bag - wide view:
Finished - looking inside!
About to sew-in the lining to the exterior - notice the lack of seams at the top? I've just inserted the lining into the exterior frame of the bag, if you will. The zipper placket was completed and attached only to the lining at this point.
The next step is to fold inward the top edges of both the interior and exterior. Since I used a stretchy vinyl, I was glad to have reinforced that seam with a longish zigzag serge.
Finished zipper placket: (I can even sew in a straight line sometimes. Almost)
Finished interior pouches:
A warm up - The first bag I made was this:
Thanks for reading!