this summer, i was going to camp and i really needed a bag so i could carry stuff around. i found this hobo bag tutorial that i loved. (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48087.0)
the bag pretty much closed on its own so i didn't attach the tie part. i accidently cut the bottom of it while cutting the straps (thats why the black thread is there) oops! but i thought it turned out pretty good for my first larger bag.