I used a fabric I LOVE. I had some left over from a previous bag and since I got more, at Fabricland in NJ while visiting, I knew I could use some now. I'm lucky that they still had some. I just feel I needed to keep some for hoarding. LOL!!
The pattern instructions asked for a magnetic snap closure but I used a thumb catch. I really think it looks great either way because of the nice trim on the edge. I also added an inch to the overall width of the backpack. I wanted to use the fabric wisely with no thin strips to waste. You know what I mean? I knew the backpack will still look great. Check out this lovely back. The strap is adjustable. All that trim on the seams is very cute! I found the pattern to be easy to sew, but I've sewn lots of bags! But I really think is an easy one to put together.
On the sides I added some slip pockets for easy to access option. I used the side pattern pieces for this.
It has a zippered pocket inside. I added a big slip pocket too just in case someone wants to fit their eTablet inside. I should say the inside is very nice and roomy.
My version will be available at my etsy shop here.