I made this bag for LeapFeetFirst in the IYP swap. It has a finished measurement of 17"X12" and is 4 inches wide at the bottom. I used zippers and handles recovered from discarded thrift store bags. The leather bottom and trim is cut from a leather coat, also purchased at the thrift store. The top zip closure has a double zipper pull so it can be opened from either end, a feature I really enjoy on any bag I use.
The handles were a new experience for me as the back and the front don't match. The front handles are attached with tabs. The back are sew into the body of the purse along a line of patchwork. The small zip pocket on the back is sized for a cell phone. I decided not to include a zip pocket on the interior of the bag and just went with pockets along the sides in a fun text print. The bag is quilted in black, green and blue threads with random circular motions.
Thanks for looking!