I added a zipper closure, a zippered interior pocket and added magnetic snaps to each of the exterior pockets.
It's a cute pattern for a handbag, and was easy to follow. I would consider this pattern suitable for intermediate sewing enthusiasts. The bag is roomy and will fit lots of "stuff". Loved her use of darts to create fullness at the base of the bag, too!
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