For this purse, I used the Lola Owl Pillow and Purse Pattern by Gingercake. You can find the pattern HERE to purchase (I would encourage you to sign up for their newsletter as they do run sales on their patterns). The directions were very easy to follow and there were lots of pictures to help along the way. I decided to use denim and lots of bright colors. I think it turned out really well! My daughters are now requesting one!
I also love that this bag is a cross body bag which is perfect for girls and teens.
This is a view of the back of the purse. I think the only thing that I did differently was that I used a magnetic snap closure instead of hook and loop tape as the pattern suggested.
Hope you will give Gingercake patterns a try...she has lots of fun things to make. If you are interested in an owl purse or pillow for yourself, minus the sewing, let me know! =)