This was a bit more involved project that what I had originally intended, but the results are worth it. The instructions are easy to follow and the pieces come together well, but the sewing is definitely geared toward the intermediate level (and I would suggest, intermediate with bag making experience) given the amount of zippers, curved seams, and general sewing there is to this purse. I think my finished bag looks as good (if not better) than the Kavu Rope Bags and (surprisingly), cost about half the price. There’s also quite a few ‘details’ about this bag that I like as well:
It’s hard to take great interior photos, but this bag has a lot of space. Inside the large zippered area is another zipper pocket and a padded pocket (that’s just about the right size to slip in a Kindle). The smaller zippered compartment has a card pocket and has storage for bills (or whatever, I think a passport was mentioned originally)….. there’s also a zippered pocket on the back as well!
I’ve carried this around for several days and love it! It holds all of my necessities (if you tend to carry a large purse, you will probably find it small, though) and it’s nice to be hands free! Even though this was quite a bit of work, I can see making another one in the future – maybe with more of a ‘fall’ looking material this time around!