Jennifer from Texas tells us, "Now that I'm done, I really like the bag. I chose the medium and it would be a good church or out and about bag. In the photo of the finished bag there's a novel and water bottle inside. There's plenty of room for me to add my Bible, notebook, and a couple granola bars to get my daughter through both church services. I could even add a water bottle for her too, but contrary to her belief, I'm not her pack mule. =) "
"When I slipped the shell into the lining to sew them together, there was just under a 1" difference in size with the shell being bigger. I only double checked two of the seams, but with there being so many seams perhaps I was a little off here and there. They all looked right, but .5" front and back is a big discrepancy. I slightly tapered in each side seam at the top to accommodate the smaller lining."
This is why we have testers to find issues with the pattern and fix it. She easily fixed this herself and tapered the side seams at the top. Thank you for testing the Tailgate Teammate Tote epattern Jennifer!