I love this tutorial for this little Friendship Bag. Tutorial here. But the finished Friendship Bag is so small it's only good for gift giving. I wanted to make it bigger so I could use it as an open purse. I increased the size of my strips from 1 1/2" x 5" to 2 3/4" x 8" to make this bag bigger. It's now the perfect size. All the stuff I carry for local errand running fits in here and since I didn't make a closure for the top, it's all easy to get to. There are no inside or outside pockets, it's just a boxy, scrappy bag. I love it. I used fusible fleece instead of batting, fat quarters for the strips and handles, and some batik yardage that I had for the bottom and the lining. I also put some fusible fleece in the center part of the handles to make them softer on my hands. I worked on this for about 2 1/2 hours that includes ironing fabric and cutting. This was a really easy pattern to enlarge. My bag measures 12" long x 7 3/4" tall x 5" wide. This was fun to make.