Meanwhile I also made a new bag for work. I have been using a velvet bag from the Gap that I like very much, but the straps are falling apart and it's just a tiny bit too small. The new bag is bigger, has 2 interior sections, more external pockets and it is the best colors!
2 slim pockets on the front and 2 elasticized pockets on the sides. The straps are long enough to fit over my winter coat, which is always a problem.
On the inside I made a wall to create 2 compartments, since I carry a laptop. I also made skinny ties to hold the bag somewhat closed in the rain and other inclement weather.
I got the three fabrics from Hawthorne fabrics and just love them. I got a yard of each, so I have plenty of leftover. I'm thinking a collection of matching storage bags- a zippered bag, a Nook cover, and whatever else I can eek out!