I recently saw one of those hessian type 'bags for life' and was reminded of my love of structure (talking of bags here, ok life as well!).
With some offcut lengths of denim & bright prints I came up with these sturdy, quilted bags:
I adapted a pattern I had made last year and am so pleased with the results, I think I'll teach it next term.
I've decided to give my mum the 2nd one for Mother's Day (2nd April in UK). She doesn't have a computer so I think I'm safe revealing this here!