Someone I know purchased a bootie bag for $80. I kept looking at it and thinking..."I can make that!" Then I found your tutorial THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I used a pair of $1 jeans I bought at a yard sale, less than 1 yrd of lining fabric (purchased for $3.00 yd.), a belt that my daughter does not wear (free) and straps that I cut off an old bag (free). For the support part I used clear plastic thin-gage cutting mats that I purchased from the dollar store held in place with duct tape also purchased at the dollar store. I did buy a bag of fiber fill to make the butt cheeks! <-- Worth it for the cuteness factor. I glued mine all together with Loctite Super Glue that I got for free when I attended a convention. I really like my straps better than the beaded ones I've seen for two reasons. 1) I can carry it on my shoulder and 2) It's comfortable.
I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PURSE! If you've thought about making one, you should!!!
Here's photos of mine...