I love this bag for shopping. It is compact enough for shopping. You may wear it cross body or just as a shoulder bag. The bag has 2 zippered pockets on the outside. One zippered pocket on the front and one zippered pocket on the back of the bag. There are four pockets in the inside. It is large enough to carry a cell phone, wallet with some money and most important a credit card. You will also have enough room for necessary items such as a pen, hand cream, nail file, tissues and other small items. It will leave your hands free for shopping. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY I wrote the pattern so even the sewer with little experience could understand the pattern. There are many pictures to show step by step directions. Please email me with any questions. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 9" x 9"