More and more people are carrying felted bags. My method is to make the pattern as easy as possible to knit. Lining and embellishments make the bags look much nicer, but it's up to you. With my patterns, you can tweak, to get exactly what you like (nothing is written in stone). The exciting part about making felted bags is you can make lots of them and no two will be the same. You can add your own special touches to make your bag standout, such as multiple colors, initials, ruffles, beads, pockets, felted, leather or plastic handles and much more. Your creativity will bring out the beauty in your bag. Happy Knitting your Stitches!