This is one of the very first bags I ever made and a great carry all tote-shaped purse. I am excited to offer it as my very first bag pattern! I think it is a great project to learn some basic bag making skills including a boxed out bottom, making straps, inserting a magnetic snap and making an open pocket. The pattern comes with paper pieces, written instructions, a photo tutorial and instructions for a variation so you can change up the overall look of the bag. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY If you are interested in this pattern, you should already know a little bit about your machine and how to use it. You will need to be able to piece a paper pattern, and follow written directions with a photo tutorial. You will learn basic bag construction, how to make straps, how to make a boxed out botton and sew into a lining to give a bag structure and strength and how to insert a magnetic snap. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished bag measures 13" across the top, 9" across the bottom, 3" deep at the bottom, and about 9" tall.