My baby girl had her 18Th birthday a few days ago. She needed a new bag to carry her textbooks since she is now taking college classes at night. I have been designing this bag for over a month and finally finished it. Now I want to make her a couple more so she can switch them out. They just take me a long time because I am busy working, gardening, hand stitching, do I need to go on, and on??? I cannot finish this post without thanking Helena she was my bag swap partner last year and the bag she made me was to die for,. She made the handles with binding and that is how I want to make all my handles forever. Thanks Helena.