This is my first attempt at sewing a handmade bag! I made this sweet little purse from Simplicity Pattern ("it's so easy!") 4625. It would have been really easy if I hadn't decided to use different fabrics which required a little extra "thinking" when it came to cutting out the fabric. I love the size as it fits perfectly on your arm. You can get it over your shoulder, but the straps need to be lengthened if you prefer to primarily use it as a shoulder bag.