This is my first post and my first purse. The last purse I made was way back in high school and it was a tube tote bag with rainbow handles (that'll date me). I just love shopping at Super Walmart for their $1 yard fabric and found this fabric which was two tone. Half of the fold was checked and the other half was the denim look (all cotton though). I took a handmade pattern sized to my preference for the front, back, sides and bottom...then did the same for the lining (lining is just the checked with a blue pocket). I was going to add a beaded fringe but decided the buttons looked cuter. I haven't decided if I'm going to add something to close it with or not (zipper, snap, etc.) but it's pretty much done at this point. I need feedback...I'm so excited to make more. I'm in the process of opening a baby store online with handmade baby clothes so this is a totally different venture which I'm loving just as much.