With the large piece of fabric cut one half of the fabric into thirds as pictured above. One side remains full and the other side is three strips.
Then fold the side strips up on to the upper part, right sides together as shown.
Then lay the 17" x 6" piece of fabric over the top and pin in place. (like shown) In the middle pin one of the pieces of ribbon on in between the two fabrics to make a handle. Sew around the raw edges (3 sides)
Place the other piece of ribbon in the piece of fabric that is sticking out on the bottom (opposite of the other ribbon) and then put the 5 1/2" x 6" piece of fabric (right sides together) on top and pin it in place. Sew around the 3 sides.
Now turn the fabric so the right side is out. It makes it so each flap has a pocket on it.
Now take the contrasting fabric and take a small hem on each end. Then fold the raw edges under and pin it on as shown.
To cover the raw edges in the long section cover with ribbon and pin in place. Sew in place.
Next step is to divide the side flap pockets into sections to hold markers, crayons or whatever you desire.
To transport this little art case you simply fold the side flaps in, fold the two halves together and grab the handles. It works pretty good. I hope the little girl over in Haiti or Africa or wherever she may be, enjoys it.