I love this style of bag - I just throw in my magazines, my Sudoku puzzle, snacks, a drink bottle and maybe some sticker books for the kids and I'm ready to take off and amuse myself (not often in mummy-land). I've just made one of these bags to give to a friend as she's going to have a lot of appointments to go to and hopefully this bag is as handy for her as its been for me. I made a special trip to the fabric shop to find some coordinating fabrics to make this bag. I wound up getting the Amy Butler Lotus fabric for the main panel and a spotty fabric for the inside lining. I would have gotten coordinating AB fabrics but the shop only seemed to have the one fabric in this range - boohoo.