I've had this done and been using it for months, and I'm just now getting around to posting pictures. Naughty panda!
I used the Messenger Bag Pattern by Amy Butler to make this bag. It was overly-complicated and I would not use it again. Her steps are far too confusing for what is, ultimately, a fairly simple project. She doesn't provide all the pattern pieces either--you have to cut your own. If you do choose to make this pattern, I recommend using industrial strength velcro or a different type of fastening altogether, because the little one-inch strips the pattern has you use will not hold the bag closed if you put any weight in it.
I used Alexander Henry fabric that I found on eBay for the outside, and some coordinating denim (for added durability) for the interior. I'm pretty thrilled with how it turned out, despite my hatred of the pattern itself.
And now, pictures!http://www.anivair.com/gallery/gallery/Crafty_Projects/BagFront.jpg
Please excuse the flash. I took a picture without flash but it didn't turn out well. http://www.anivair.com/gallery/gallery/Crafty_Projects/BagBack.jpg
Here is the back of the bag in natural lighting, so you can get a better idea of the colors. You can see that there are two pockets on the back--I find these to be incredibly useful. http://www.anivair.com/gallery/gallery/Crafty_Projects/BuddhaCloseup.jpg
This is the detail of one of the Buddhas. I call this one the "Nipple-Tweaker" for obvious reasons. http://www.anivair.com/gallery/gallery/Crafty_Projects/Lotus.jpg
This is detail of the Sublime Stitching lotus flower I embroidered and made into an applique. I need to redo this, as the shape of the applique is off, and the stitching looks very sloppy. I will probably use iron-on interfacing.
I stitched the applique over the flap that opens the little purse that hangs over the top of the bag. I thought the little purse would be very useful, but the velcro isn't strong enough to hold the flap on when you flip the purse up to get at the main part of the bag. As a result, anything in the purse falls out every time you try to access the main part of the bag. So I just sewed it shut.
This is the first major sewing project I've completed in years. I'm easy distracted, so it's rare that I actually finish a project. I'm very proud of myself!