Last week I made these two messenger bags for Keaton and Kolby. I found some material for $1.50/yard at Walmart (our local store still sells fabric) and thought it would be perfect to use, following This Tutorial.
In addition to the very easy instructions, I made a few adjustments to the bag, namely lining it with the same material I used to make the bias tape (yes! I made my own bias tape and LOVED it. So easy. There is a link, on the tutorial, for how to make bias tape, if you want to do that.) and I also added a few pockets on the inside of the bag.