I make a lot of my bags out of corduroy. It's tough, durable, you don't need to use interfacing, it keeps it shape really well and if you're not too confident at sewing you can use the ridges as a guideline for getting a straight edge!!!It comes in some really nice colours as well, but make sure you use a good needle coz it can get a bit tough when you get a few layers together! Hope you have fun!!