I finished the ODU bag for my DIL. It's made out of her husbands old uniforms and I wanted to keep as much of the Coast Guard identity as possible. The fabric is very tough and when you have several layers, it gets tricky, even with the proper needle and my new Pfaff! The lining is batik, with pockets inside too.
Here's the link to my grandson's string back pack. I filled it with summer fun. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439789.msg5321199#msg5321199
I'll be shipping the two off tomorrow.
And the happy recipients.