The directions were good and other than needing to shorten the handle to fit a toddler, it came together quickly and with no trouble. I did put the ribbon on before I sewed the bag together. I couldn't tell from the photos when she put hers on, and that made sense to me so that is what I did.
But, after the modeling session, when I was putting the crayon pack and notepad in that I am including, I noticed that the opening of the bag was very small. Only about 5 inches across. Not so great if little hands want to get the notebook and crayons, or toys, in and out easily. So I took apart the seams and put the handle on the inside and pinched the sides to the handle and sewed them down. It lost the cute pleat on the outside, but added a couple of inches to the opening
|The finished (altered) tote.|