The pattern does ask you to make the straps 21" long and I wanted mine to be longer so it would fit on my shoulder better so I made my straps 26" long. Here is a picture I took so you can see the difference the longer straps make. I don't know if I would have been able to get the bag on my shoulder if I didn't make them longer, but I think the pattern is meant for you to hold the bag so it was me wanting them longer so it will go on my shoulder.
I also added in Decor Bond iron on interfacing so the bag would stand on it's own. I love mine alot it is sooo me with all my favorite colors and some cutesy things like the Far Far Away fabric. I also decided to make the front pocket a log cabin instead of just a plain piece of fabric to make it more personal. The pattern is so great you can add in things to make the bag more your own. I ended up cutting my straps the original size and sewed them and then decided to make them longer so I added in the green dot fabric to make them longer making my straps scrappy and I love it and think I will do it on purpose next time.
This bag is for my SUTK partner and I hope she likes it! I looked up some of her favorite fabrics and I got some in here. I am also making a potholder and Erin & my tradition of our FQ apron. Hopefully I can get it all done this week.
I have been saying this week was my sewing week and on twitter I have been tweeting "Operation sewing ready to commence!" Since I plan on making me PTS pillow, Jane Market bags 4 me & me SUTK partner, potholder, FQ apron, baby quilt & all on my list this week. So lets hope I get alot more done!