I made this striped bag a while ago. I want to carry a lap top in it, so it needs to be a little more structured. I went to the fabric store, and was surprised by the challenge. I wanted some twill, or cotton non-stretch fabric. The bag has 4 stripes of color, so couldn't we at least match one of them? I looked all over. Here is waht I settled on. It's a little whimiscal. But it is a nice combination of the colors.