It feels so sturdy.
That zipper wasn't so hard to install. It was no piece of cake either, but very doable. The piping was much easier to do than expected.
I machine-stitched the lining to the bag exterior. I believe the instructions said to hand-stitch. I don't do hand-stitching. No offense to hand-stitchers. I love the look, but I prefer the durability of machine-stitching over hand-stitching.
The interior is very roomy. I was able to stuff a water bottle, juice box, gold fish, little mermaid costume, little mermaid figurine, camera, wallet, glasses, and keys in the Sophia Carry-All. :)
I used Joel Dewberry Ginseng home decor fabric, faux suede, and corduroy for the handles.
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