Becky at Patchwork Posse shares a tutorial for making her awesome Foldover Messenger Bag. She designed it for a mom on-the-go. The cross body messenger style is easy to carry hands-free, and the foldover top gives easy access to contents. A large pocket is big enough to hold a tablet or reader. Go to Patchwork Posse for her tutorial showing how to make it.
[photo from Patchwork Posse]