For the flap and sides, I used vinyl for contrast. A bit of playing around with the pattern layout and I managed to get the houses all with their roofs up when the flap is open. I also love that this pattern allowed for an adjustable strap so that the bag can be worn cross body or from one shoulder.
A handy zippered pocket on the outside is great for keys and train tickets.
Just gotta love a really good hand-bag!
Pattern used: Sydney Satchel by Monica Poole.