This really was fun to make and I like the finished bag, so I will probably be making it again in different colors. Pretty sure I need one with red poppies on it somewhere and, of course, I already have poppy fabric that will work. For this one, I purchased the large, cheerful print (50% off!) just for this bag, but I had the other fabrics in my stash. I can hardly believe I FINALLY found a use for the lime green and wavy purple stiped one! LOL I'm not even sure how long I've had it.
I didn't attach the handles as far down on the top section as the pattern indicates because I decided they should be a bit longer. Next time I'll just cut them longer before I put them together. "Sew and learn."
I found the decorative buttons when I bought the large print fabric. I couldn't resist because the colors are a perfect match.
Here it is: a zipper! Woo hoo!
The bag has a large zippered center section and open compartments on either side of the zippered section. It's not a huge bag but it's pretty roomy.