I have probably made more bags in the last year than anything else. For one thing, they were simple and fast to whip up. Also, they are one of the only useful things I've come up with to do with the million mis-matched upholstery fabric pieces that I scored.
I've made several basic totes for carrying groceries, then I moved on to a new shoulder bag/purse:
|Linen with pieced flap and shoulder strap|
|Made from a free upholstery sample with Tula Pink as a lining.|
|Also from free upholstery samples. I like this one more but use it less. Black just matches everything, you know?|
|Smallish tote bag for groceries, taking lunch to work, etc|
|Open top purse just big enough for my regular purse plus a book and a container of tea. You know - the necessities.|