This handbag can be used as a purse or as a tote. You can line it and insert a zipper if you want for an extra strong and long-lasting bag. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY hdc rsc sc GAUGE 2" across 8 sc sts and over 9 sc rows. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS When laying flat, it measures 12" wide by 12" high along the sides. The measurement in the center from the bottom up to where the handles break off is 11" high.