In a clothes clear out I found a beautiful babycord dress of Little M's that had a hole in so I could not pass it on to my friend so I think I will use that to make some of the bag squares. The fabric is gathered. I am guessing there is more on there than I think.
I am going for a patchwork bag (that is my kind of style!) of different threads and fabric combos. Hopefully if the colour palette is somewhere near it should be harmonious. I am off for another rummage around in the fabric drawer to see what I can find.