Just a big bag, I think it would be great as a knitting bag, or a carry all, for example when you have to go to dance lessons with your child or a doctor’s appointment and you want to bring a couple toys for the little one, a couple magazines and maybe a sweater. Love it! Lined in unbleached muslin and timtex for shape. Really gorgeous purse. I used a blue for the body and a linen color for the pattern.