Shoelaces (washed, of course!) from a pair of sneakers I just threw away serve as the drawstrings, and I rubber stamped her name with a fabric inkpad on twill tape, hand tacking it to the interior.
The lining was also hand sewn into the exterior, while sitting on a quilt under a tree in the park, watching the kids ride bikes and have their scraped knees and elbows tended to by Daddy. Rebecca loves the bag, and it's quite roomy. This was just the trial run, actually. She (and Jessie, too!) has fabric picked out for her "real" one. Next time, I'll probably add a small pocket just below the name label, a safe place to store the notes I include with her lunches. She told me she and her friends love reading what I write, so "please keep doing it but nothing too mushy or embarrassing, okay?"
I also wanted to give her another first day mascot, so I sewed up two teeny little softies, one for Jessie, too.