Drawstring bag: 10" deep x 12" high w/ strong, 2" wide x [??] long straps. 2 inside pockets (1 big enough for wallet and pens; 1 spanning 1 side of the bag), 1 outside front pocket (big enough for pens), 1 strap card pocket, and preferably, but not necessarily, a section for cards (gradated open pockets) on the inside.
Protective flap closed by a non-plastic button, please. Heavy canvas, leather, denim or suede.
Please lmk your fee and how long it would take you to make this. Please also lmk if you accept a deposit then the remainder later (prior to bag's completion, presumably)
2 tote bags with lots of open pockets for books (or, several dividers with elastic sewn in place to keep each book in place), plus a couple of outside closed pockets and broad, strong, long straps. One bag with an adjustable strap, please. One of the bags black, dark blue (or any denim fabric) or medium-dark green or sage.
Handles and strap attached in a way similar to these:
The straps don't have to be on the outside of the bag. I just love the strength of the straps when by being sewn down the sides of the bag.
I don't mind you using old jeans or other scrap material to make the bag. I do prefer no pattern on the fabric, but that's not necessary. Preferably, the bottom of the bag is stiff. Perhaps a foam lining there? Despite what I'd said about preferring a plain fabric bag, I'm definitely open to your being as creative as you want. E.g. a plain-fabric bag embellished like crazy or painted on, etc. is great, as opposed to a bag made of a colourful fabric.
I hope I'm not sounding very fussy. Functionality is what's important to me with any bag, esp these 2, which will be used to carry my books around. :) These bags are long-term investments and I know time is money so please don't be shy about quoting your fee properly. :) That should go w/o saying, but if any of you needleworkers are like me, you underprice your work! :p