After making the last bag, I was still in the mood to make another one. For this one, I started with M6579, view C, but cut it with 3 sections like in view A.
The bags in this pattern are fairly large. The view I used is for a bag that's 16" wide x 15". I reduced the size for mine and made it 13-1/2" wide x 12" tall. I added a small inside zippered pocket and 2 outside zippered pockets. The small outside pocket is between the straps & I use it for my cell phone and keys. In order to make the pocket on the other side larger, I stopped sewing the straps a little lower down. I use this pocket for papers, receipts, coupon, etc. I really like the top edge of the bag; the way that it's curved & how the zipper is attached. This is a Nancy Zieman pattern, so the instructions are very good.
The fabric I used was a panel I picked up at a local fabric/craft outlet. For the lining, I used some home decor fabric leftover from another project. I like how the pattern is divided into 3 pieces. Cutting like this allowed me to utilize the fabric panel in such a way as to highlight the colors best. I attached the straps in between the bottom 2 pieces and inserted the zippered pockets in between the top 2 pieces. For the straps I used 1" wide cotton webbing from Joann Fabrics and 1" silver "D" rings.
I really like how the bag turned out. It's just the right size and the fabric is so pretty.