This project is part of the Passport to Summer Sewing Series on Fabric.com and you can find the Tutorial HERE. I really love how it came together. You might not be able to see it too well but the fabric on the outside has metallic gold woven into it which makes it a little extra special. It's one of the Robert Kaufman Essex Dyed Linen Metallics.
I built it a little differently than I usually make a bag. The lining and the exterior fabric are layered together before sewing and the seams are all finished with bias binding on the inside.
I also used Molded Plastic zippers this time around. I sure love how easy they are to slide open and close.
This project was a collaboration with Fabric.com and they sent me the supplies for it. Go checkout the tutorial and make your dad something special. As always, if you make one I'd love to see it.