I tried a new purse/bag pattern from Paradiso Designs. It's called the Urbanista Hobo bag. I saw it at the Puyallup Expo a couple of years ago and bought the pattern.
Made it from some painted canvas I did this spring from the Graffiti Chic online class by Alisa Burke.
The pattern instructions were a bit hard to follow but I managed to get it done. Made one fatal mistake, I put the handle cutouts going in the wrong direction. Could have screamed...oh, I did scream. But, like some mistakes, nobody will notice except me.
I bought some cool burgundy snakeskin pleather fabric for the bottom and strap. Oy, my first run-in with pleather. May be my last. But, I learned how to work with it...on the last seam!