It is a roomy bag with 2 zippers that zips the bag closed. Or it can be opened up with side gussets to accommodate more items. It will hold a Lap Top or Ipad. The Velcro strips will hold the bag closed if not zipped. I used it while traveling by plane and touring for two weeks. It was very useful to carry everything I needed and even a few souvenirs. The Vertical zippered pocket in the front holds a cell phone, keys or other such items. Zippered pocket on the back is very useful for other items. There is a zippered pocket inside the bag as well as 4 other pockets. I really like the bag. It looks very European. There are two different purse patterns. View A uses buckles on the straps. View B uses swivel hooks on the handles. l BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should be able to use a zipper foot to attach a zipper. Make a button hole. Add an eyelet to a handle. Add a rivet (optional) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 13"X 16"