How's that for some alliteration?
I didn't have a bag big enough for all the stuff I'd need for my upcoming stay in the hospital (I should be having my first baby any day now -- she's three days past her due date now ...), so I made this duffel bag.
Here's a close-up of the fabric, piping and handles, which are made of purple grosgrain ribbon.
This was surprisingly easy to make, and I'm really happy with the results. The only thing I bought was the piping, and it was only $1.30 at the general store. The fabric looks pretty old, and it's really faded in some spots, but I thought the print was pretty nonetheless. And it used up something else out of my stash, which is great, since de-stashing is one of my crafting resolutions.
Here's a link to the tutorial I used: http://sewing.about.com/od/bagstotespurseproject/ss/dufflebag.htm