I made this bag for my friend's birthday. I'm not much of an embroiderer, my hands just can't take too much of it, so most of this is machine sewn. I used lots of patches, paint, beads etc. My favorite part is the strap. I used the straps and buckles(?) from an old pair of overalls because I wanted the strap a bit longer and I LOVE how it turned out. Now I just hope she likes it as much...
This tute gave me the inspiration to try a bag like this:
And this one is where I got the construction instructions I still use for almost all of my bags: