We had to decorate a green (blue) bag as our challenge for this year in our sewing group. I loved this design as soon as I saw it. As I have no little girls I decided to use it on the bag. I think it is perfect for a shopping bag. I embroidered the design on a piece of fabric and then unpicked the handle straps and placed the embroidered fabric under the handle straps and stitched them down again. I also made the embroidered fabric long enough so that I could turn it over at the top as well.