It definitely is a charming bag. I like the design of it, not your typical shape and it is a quick sew. I started making one for a friend using fabric that I found at the Goodwill bins. It was the score of the lot, at least a yard of fabric and a very nice pattern. As I was sewing the final details, Violet came in to see my progress and declared "I want you to sew me a bag, momma!".
Violet's bag with a purple ribbon. She now totes her 'babies' and animals around in it.
I set out to sew myself a bag, and came out with this pink polka dot one. I added a pocket and a magnetic snap. But it just wasn't quite right. It didn't look good with the ribbon across, I tried an appliqué. Nothing looked right. I carried it around and decided it is a much better fit for a young girl and sent it to my niece for her birthday.
Now the weekend is over, and I still haven't made a bag for myself and I'm on to the next project. We'll see if I ever get a bag of my own.