I found a lovely local seamstress, 'hello Carla', who used to have a shop on Portobello Road no less so she knows her stuff inside out. She has made up the pattern and at the weekend I bought some gorgeous, bright fabrics which will be combined to give roughly 4 different bag designs. The bags will also be reversible. They are perfect for the Spring, Summer months and look really striking.
Here's a pic of the materials all laid out and ready to go.