This is a very nice pattern with good directions. It give you an opportunity to use some of those fancy stitches on your machine. Love the pockets. You will notice that I did not use the loop and buttons on the side pockets, too, I just wanted those free for water bottles and such. If you like handles for your shoulder, then you should also increase the length of these.
I think it turned out super cute. I am in the process of making a second, in a non-scrappy matter with a nice focal print for the pockets. One of these is for Buddy's teacher for Christmas and the other will be for me when I head back to work later this week.