This bag is from Penny Sturges, she is the designer behind the very popular Charm Bag. Penny places her zipper at the very top of the bag and you have the option of leaving zipper out if you desire. The zipper has tabs at each end, if you click on the picture above you can see what exactly I am talking about. This bag was made this past Sunday and is a great size with loads of interior pockets. I made a few changes; I left off the exterior pocket and I added an inch to the width of the shoulder strap. I love the fabrics, really bright and spring like. They are from the Ohhh La La Collection from Henry Glass Fabrics.d
I'm going to make a second bag that has a different method of installing a zipper so that you can see the difference. The second bag is from another of my favourite "bag" designers Lazy Girl Designs by Joan Hawley. Her zippers are sewn into the body of the bag and in my very humble opinion it is a better finish. Now that is just my opinion, both designs are easy and look great in a variety of fabrics.