It is quite the rage now to make these purses using the Big Shot and the Scallop Square Clear die which you can purchase through my Stampin' Up! website. I choose springy colors for my bag. I wanted my bag to hang cross-body so I made the straps extra long. I am so delighted with the way this bag turned out!!! I sewed a couple of velcro strips on the inside to close my bag. I recommend that you use a shorter stitch length when you sew your bag to give additional strength to the seams. The Big Shot can cut 8 layers of material at one time so cutting out the squares was quick. I wanted my bag to be deep enough to hold all my 'stuff' so I made the purse 3 x 3 squares per side. Altogether, I cut a total of 27 squares from 5 different patterns and colors of material. I wanted the bag to have body so I used two pieces of batting for each square. The straps are about 54" long. I had originally not planned to cut between the scallops on the selvages, but my quilting friends who have made rag quilts urged me to do so. I am glad I did. Thanks for visiting my blog. Please leave a comment so I know you have been here and do come again!