I head up a local organization that produces bags to be sent to women and orphans in Eastern European countries. They are given with with Bibles and study materials. This is one of the patterns developed for this charity. It is a simple construction, very basic and quick to assembly. I can work all day, come home in the afternoon sew up a few Drawstring Back Packs and even have supper prepared before going to bed. Decorate it to make it special or let the children decorate their own. If you are looking to make several to be decorated consider cotton canvas drop clothes purchased where house paints are sold. Canvas edges will fray so be sure to finish the edges. If you are interested in decorating the bag be sure to read the blog post. ( See link on this page.) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic Sewing Skills Insert a Grommet (Instructions with Pictures) Insert a Drawstring (Instructions with Pictures) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 14" x 16"