I thought I should share a few of the things I have made over the years. This purse was made out of the first "pattern" I wrote for myself. I had a friend who had a bag she loved roughly the same size and shape and I tried to figure out how to make it. I actually cut a paper "craft" gift bag in half and used that to trace on my fabric. Then just measured some interior pockets and the strap. I used the heaviest interfacing and it wears and washes well. The interfacing will loosen some but it still holds it shape and the purse can stand on it's own.