Using the same pattern I drafted for this bag, I made one for my sister as a birthday present. It was lucky I knew from the start that this one wasn't for me, or I would have had a hard time giving it away! Fortunately there was a bit of vinyl left over so I can make something for myself too.
She requested a navy lining and navy handles, which go really well with the vinyl (which is from John Lewis). Inside is the usual zipped pocket for your phone, chocolate (!) etc.
These bags are the perfect size for your swimming kit, or a trip to the shops, or your packed lunch and a book to read at the park...whatever you want!
I fancy trying one in dark waxed cotton (I have some brown), with leather handles and a really, really bright lining - maybe patchwork!
With the leftover vinyl I'm planning to make myself another zippy pouch (or two!).