i wanted a cute little wide bag. this fits the bill. has a large front pocket perfect for easy access to your phone. really holds quite a bit of stuff.
i make mine of canvas but the pattern's directions are given for using other materials as well. there are also directions for different types of closure: zipper, elastic and button, or maybe magnetic snaps.
soon there will be a complete pictorial for the assembly on my blog. the pattern includes: materials needed, pattern pieces to scale, and directions with some color photos.