The fabrics I used were a yellow cotton twill for the outer, an embroidered cotton for the details and straps, and a floral print quilting cotton for the lining.
The inside has a special pocket for my laptop with a snap to secure it in place. There are also pockets for holding my checkbook, pens, and other small things. And the outside front pocket is where I end up keeping my phone and wallet for easy access.
I love the comfort of the straps when I wear it as a tote.
And when the bag gets heavy from carrying too many bottles of champagne (I was planning a co-worker's celebration yesterday), the weight is better distributed in backpack mode.
The straps are attached by heavy duty snaps (you can see 2 of them on the front face), which makes the bag even more modular than just being used as a regular tote or backpack. I love heavy duty snaps. I have used them on past bags for creating changeable straps, and they have never un-snapped during use.
I am so happy with how this bag turned out, and I know there will be a Version 2 of this little multitasker, complete with a stiff interfacing to minimize the pulling and help the bag hold its shape a little better. But for now, I am loving the happy yellow color that makes the gloomy rainy Boston spring we have been having a bit more bearable.
You can see the inspiration post for this bag here and the sneak peak here