I have another one cut out for myself, so we will have almost matching purses when I get it finished. I like shorter handles. The pattern I used is the Miranda Day Bag from Lazy Girl Designs. I often don't use a pattern, but this one went together nicely. It is a bit open and I am afraid that with my energetic young helpers, it might just get 'dumped', so I think I'll add an interior strap side to side in mine, just to hold it all together better.
I added a little personalization to the flap for my Mum, since she is our Joy! This way, no one can get it mixed up with one of those readimade bags that anyone with
Making a gift for someone I love has always brought me joy!