I have been making some bags lately - thanks for the help and inspiration from this board!
Here are two I have made.
The first one is made from reclaimed fabric - vintage curtains. It is the Jordy but bigger. I also added a pocket piece on each side of the outside of the bag so there are 3 pockets each side now and it was easy to do. Makes it very practical now.
Here is a picture with some instructions on what I did:http://www.redinstead.com.au/ebay/bag_pockets.gif
Once you have sewn the pocket piece on to the bag piece you put the bag together the normal way. It can be a little hard to get it all through the hole when turning right side out as it makes it bulkier - you can just leave a bigger opening in the lining section and hand sew it afterwards.http://www.redinstead.com.au/ebay/RI_tote_retrobrown3.jpg
Here is another bag I made. It is a straight Jordy, although I used cotton webbing for the handles instead of making them from the fabric. My sister bought the wrong size doona cover at Ikea a while back and when I fixed it for her I kept all the leftover bits for just such a project!http://www.redinstead.com.au/ebay/RI_clutch_bluedot3.jpg