This bag is actually a convertible backpack/shoulder bag. It's amazing! It has a zipper pocket on the back where its' safe. It has 4 inside pockets and it even opens wide when needed with 2 magnetic side snaps. What more can you ask for? It's a fun bag to make and with some patient prep time before class you too can make this bag. Come by the shop to look at my sample. Then pick out your new favorite fabric and get ready to join the bag making fun!