My artsy daughter has been toting her jewelry-making tools and supplies with her everywhere she goes these days. She decided she wanted a BIG bag to carry them in, but didn't want to pay a big price for it. So....a set of 2 like-new placemats in fun colors (yard sale - $1), a jute and leather belt for the strap (2 yard-sales later - same day - 25 cents), and an hour at the sewing machine and....voila! The Super Bag! It's green - a very pretty green and cream on the outside and brown/cream on the inside, with a fun trim around the edges - and it's "green" as in repurposed from items that were no longer needed/wanted for their original purpose.
And best of all - she loves it!