I have actually had this bag made for awhile but have not posted about it. The Manhattan Bag is from Emmaline Bags and was the April bag in the Bag of the Month Club. It is now available to buy as a single pattern on her website here.
This bag gives you a lot of choices from the beginning. There are two sizes to choose from. The Mamma is 11.5" W x 10.5" H x 3.5" D and the Miss is 9" W x 7.5" H x 2" D. Once you decide on the size of the bag, you can decide to make a sunglass case (optional) that velcros to the inside of the flap that zips open. I did not make this. There is also a free tutorial for a small wristlet that is shaped like the flap and can be carried there. I have not made this yet but hope to.
I was given this small piece of bronze metallic faux leather and felt this was a great place to use it. This is the front exterior pocket. You can see there is a slip pocket in the interior, too as well as a zippered pocket on the back exterior. And don't forget, the flap unzips for another unique pocket.
I love the bronze faux leather. It matched the outside fabric perfectly. I opted for more metallic in the lining.
You can see the lining better in the flap pocket that is unzipped in the above photo.
So I did complete all 6 patterns before the Bag of the Month Club finished. In fact, I made an additional Campfire Bag! Can't wait until the new club starts in January.