When I first saw this bag's flap, I knew I wanted to sew decorative stitches on it. I was so pleased with how it turned out and it sold right away! Then I got a request to make another one in purples for the same woman who bought the first Fiona from me, and I stitched decorative stitches on the second Fiona too. I love the shape, size and features of this bag. It's such a stylish looking bag. With Christine's thorough directions, you can't go wrong!