Buttons - sewing's duct tape. Fixes many an oops. Like my front zip pouch I made some time back. I think I may have been on too much of a roll because I skipped a small step when making this one.
The ribbon trim that also serves as the strap. Well, I did not sew it down before I finished off the pouch sides. Oops. First try...glue. But it could be seen through the ribbon. Almost like a mild stain. I do not have a pic that shows it, but the one below does show the gap left by not sewing it down.
Button time! I chose buttons that matched the medallions of the print & added until I liked the look. I am chalking this one up as a "mistake" that led to a better ending.
This happens often in pretty much any media I ever play with. I make sure to teach my kids this also...that we learn from our mistakes...and usually they are not mistakes at all...merely "creative paths".