First I worked on the handles for the bag. I simply stitched down each side and flip the tube right side out. Then I ironed them and added the crochet trim I had picked. I cut the handles to fit the trim.
Next I went to work on a zipper pocket. This step is not necessary unless you just prefer a zipper pocket. I am terrible with zippers so I have adopted a super easy zipper process. I some really cute zippers that are decorative so that I do not have to hide them. I simply stitch them on. Cut the slit open and zigzag the fabric Then I sew a piece of fabric behind the zipper and just like that I have a super easy zipper pocket. Note: you can easily decorate the ends of the zipper by adding flowers, etc.
Isn't it cute so far!
(The heart fabric you see is my nightgown)
The long ribbon you see is attached to the inside back of the bag. To close your bag wrap the ribbon around the big flower.
Once you are happy with your bag and finished be sure to stitch up the inside lining where you left the opening to flip the bag right side out. You can if you choose add something in the bottom (plastic, cardboard, etc.) to make it firm but I like my bag floppy.