oh man. this is pretty much i did all day. ha. yes, it took me awhile mostly because this is pretty much the third thing i've sewn, so i'm still learning. and plus, for about 2 hours i thought i broke my mom's sewing machine. fabulous.
so yeah. i pretty much used the tut of jordy's square bottom bag, (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19288.0
) which by the way is awesome, except i made it bigger, with a longer strap, and with a flap. pretty much the most difficult thing was flipping everything out correctly so nothing was backwards or inside out. (hooray for seam rippers, because i accidentally made the lining backwards! how tedious!)
i found some great crimson fabric and some random lizard stuff for the lining. it's cute. i'm happy with the way it turned out. too bad i don't know how to make pockets, that's for next time... http://venus.walagata.com/w/stockster058/messenger_bag_001.jpghttp://venus.walagata.com/w/stockster058/messenger_bag_002.jpghttp://venus.walagata.com/w/stockster058/messenger_bag_004.jpg