A while ago I won a bag pattern: the Everyday Tote Bag. Jackie and I made one and then one each in February, and two more in July.
My July version went to a friend as a birthday pressie and I wanted to tweak a few things in a new version for me.
I wanted wider, two internal zip pockets, the right length straps, a secret slip pocket, a key clip and slightly more subdued colours.
So that's what I did! The blue and cream version is the new one
The secret slip pocket is in the lining, and is the full depth of the bag: it's ideal to sling my phone it - no one can surreptitiously take it but I can easily find it.
I like my straps to be long enough I can hold them in my hand and swing my elbow through - so I can put it on my shoulder with the one hand, so I've done that, and I've filled it with all my necessary essentials
My keys are on the ribbon - not my house and car keys, but my work keys: they are accessible but not weighing down my personal key ring.
I used all "home dec" weight fabric so it's quite sturdy, especially as I used interfacing too, but I like bags that stand open for me to throw things into, and there is plenty of room for all my cr@p and shopping too.
A well spent final day of freedom!