It rained and poured all day yesterday so that was a good time to sew. I almost got finished but couldn't see well on the black as the day drew to a close. I finished it today. This one has a button ( you can see it if you enlarge the photo ) and clasp made by folding a narrow piece of fabric under at the edges and then in half again and sewing up and down it. It means the bag may be used open( if very full ) or shut. My last one sometimes tipped over in the car and spilled it's contents so hope this fixes that problem. I made the handles 30" long this time so it can fit right over my head if I want it to for security or when hands are busy taking photos. I put 2 small pockets inside - a must to keep car keys from burrowing to the bottom. For any of you who have made this bag ( Joyce and Andrea and others ) you will know deciding what angle the pockets needed to be sewn on was quite funny. ( The seams are sewn around the bag not up and down. )
I am well pleased with this - very satisfying.