(Finished bag. Button-loop closure. Contrasting orange stitching. 1.5 inched boxed corners for extra interior space.)My sister really liked how the orange buttons popped on the cream colored background, so I chose a muslin canvas (still muslin, still cheap, still has the little flecks in the weave) and a deep orange cotton twill fabric for the interior (which was on super clearance for $1/yard!).
Inside the bag has a zipper pocket lined with the muslin canvas so it's easy to find what your looking for. There is also a slip pocket and a key fob.
I was really pleased that my first initial measurements satisfied my sisters requirements, so it was quick to sew together once everything was cut out.
I made one cutting error and had some scraps so I made a coordinating pleated zipper pouch to go in the purse. It's large enough to hold her camera or other small items.
Though I think next time I will get her to sew it. What do you think Kate? :)