I used Moda Simply Style fabric for this bag. I really like the gray chevron fabric. This messenger bag has a padded outside pocket to hold an i-pad or tablet. I also used soft and stable in the bag. This pattern was part of a book of patterns for traveling. The bag has an outside zipper pocket and an inside zipper pocket. I made a padded strap instead of using webbing for the strap. This is a great bag for traveling. Have fun creating and sewing.