For this bag I decided to do an easy button closure.
I did not want to put the button on the front of the bag because it would compete with the bow for attention. So I decided to attach it to the back. I am calling this a ‘back button closure’. This is how it looks.
Using your 4mm hook
Depending on the size of your button. Chain around 15 stitches then slip stitch into the first chain. Leaving long tails.
You will attach the closure to the front side of the bag between the two shells on the inside. Near to the top of your bag. I brought the tails to the ‘right’ side of the bag crossed them, then re-entered them to the inside of the bag to secure.
Make a double knot. Be careful not to distort the front of the bag by pulling too tight. Then run your tails under the sc to hide before cutting off.
Add a button to the outside of the bag opposite your closure loop. Near to the top using the same yarn as your bag.
And that’s it. Pretty simple way to make a closure for you bag.