I added a pretty button to the centre of the octagon and dug out some natural essex linen.
Suprisingly to me I worked through the bag construction process really quickly. I think it's probably all the practice I've had in the Amy Butler Style Stitches Sew Along with Bree :) I added a couple of internal pockets and used a magnetic snap to fasten.
I made the strap rather long so it can be worn across the body and it looks quite cute knotted at the top for length adjustment :)
Here's a shot of it on me to prove it's a bag and not a cushion :)
I have to say I am chuffed to bits with this and think the recipient will love it. If not I'll have it back! I think I see more of these in my future.... If you're interested in how I made this and would like to make something similar yourself let me know :)