I had thrifted a huge London Fog trench coat that was in sorry shape, expecting to recon it into a swing coat of sorts. However, it turned out I would have needed to fix the shoulders and the like.
So, I made it into a messenger bag. It's 13x10x3.5 inches with a 33 inch strap.
It's rather simple. This is my favorite part-- i took the tag and made it into a little pouch on the back for quarters or condoms or keys.
I saw a girl on the subway with a pouch that looked like a camera and was suitably inspired. It's about 9x5 inches. The outside is felt and it's lined in polka dotted cotton.
Tooth and Nail