Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter shares a tutorial at Riley Blake Designs for making her Mod Messenger Bag. The simple bag is a good project for someone learning to sew. It’s lined on the inside, with an optional patch pocket on the inside. She uses a quilting weight cotton for both the lining and the outside. You could also use a home dec weight fabric for the outside. Go to Riley Blake Designs for the tutorial.
[photo from Diary of a Quilter on Riley Blake Designs]