But I didn't want to make it exactly the same so I thought I would add a top zip.
After much fun and learning - out came the red, white and blue bag:
What do you think?
I thought the top zip made it look extra special. You might recognise the fabric from my polka dot tea dress - well, you'd be right! I never throw fabric away - you never quite know when even the smallest amount will come in handy!
And I love to know how each piece is connected to another - possibly around the other side of the world.
So why is it called the 'Red, white and blue' bag anyway?
That would be because I lined it with some fabric from a preloved dress:
I know there are no stars and stripes but it does remind me of my American friends.