It was my first time using:
-a magnetic snap
-cotton webbing for the handle (btw, the book's pattern calls for two, shorter handles, but I wanted one like this to have my hands free)
-a reinforced strip around the top for the handles
-an inside zippered pocket
I did some patchwork on the front, using vintage bedsheets from my mom (also used the sheets to make a dress for my daughter and a sewing machine cozy for myself). And the lace was left over from my daughter's baptismal dress.
I love my little bag, but I'm finding it a tad too small for my (our) needs. I think I might have to look for a pattern for another bag. (Which I think is half the fun!)