It measures approximately 14 inches wide, 11 inches high and 3 1/2 inches deep. With the superstiff interfacing, it is a very durably constructed bag, and I love love all the pockets this pattern includes! Theres a pocket on the front in between the straps and then two pockets on the interior (one is a zipper pocket, which is great!)
I do have to say the zipper pocket gave me a run for my money, I had a hard time following the directions at that point, but now that I've figured it out, I will definitly be using this method of a zipper pocket in many tote bags to come.
Here's a pic of the interior
I think I met all the requirements for her, and the monogram on the front pocket brings just enough pink to the exterior. I think this size will work well for Paige (I believe she will be going into third grade). I also have found that the size of this bag would also make a PERFECT laptop carrier! I actually am planning on making one of these for myself for that exact purpose.
I think Paige and her new zebra bag will be the talk of the third grade!