All you need is a fabric placemat, some decorative ribbon, a long strip of velcro and/or buttons. That's it -- see, it's so simple!! I did some measuring and some pinning and finally got the bag to the size I wanted! I sewed the ends with corners so that the bag would stand on its own and then added the cute ribbon and buttons! I attached a long piece of velcro to the top - and voila!! It's definitely not perfect but it has "character" (haha) ... and its BIG and holds all my stuff! :) What more could you want?
*I think next time I'll make a longer flap and add one more button -- I like the look of '3' better than 2 .. but I don't have any right now!
Cost of Project
Fabric Placemat from Target - $2.99
Ribbon Roll - $.99
2 Pack of Gold Buttons - $2.10
Total - $6.08