One of the aspects I like the most about the craft community, is to be an active observer of the creative process. A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to help Christina, The Sometimes Crafter, test her new Amanda's Knitting Bag Pattern. I made this bag in a printed medium weight canvas. The lining fabric is a cotton-linen mix.
You wouldn't believe how easy this pattern is to follow. The zipper part intimidated me at first, but the instruction and diagrams are super clear, and easy to follow. I'd say that previous experience making bags and purses is not absolutely necessary. You can read more about this beautiful project here.