Stepped out immediately to buy some fabric. I thought it best to use a thick fabric to ensure the bag had some body and wasn't too floppy. The home decor section at Joann worked out perfectly. Got back home at 8:00 PM and was done making the bag by 11:15 PM. Now that's instant gratification! (in the world of sewing :) )
I used pink ambiance I had at hand for the lining, complete with a pocket and magnetic snap to hold the bag closed.
I used topstitching thread in a green. It pops perfectly against the blue.
This was my first attempt at making a handbag of any kind and I am pleasantly surprised by how fast and well the project went. Thanks again Rae. I am sure I will be making more of these over the years.