I designed this bag because... well I needed a new bag! None of the patterns I could find had a long strap for over the shoulder carrying that didn't look like it would tear off after a few weeks. I designed this bag so that the strap would be almost impossible to tear free, it was big enough to hold all my stuff, and looked good.
I've always been "crafty." When I went to college I discovered the wonderful world of yarn, and determined that a skein of yarn and a hook fit in a book bag easier than an easel and paints.