I just finished bag #3 (bag #2 was very similar to bag #1) and am quite pleased! I decided to make this one a very basic tote with no lining (I'm going to cover up the rough seam edges with ribbon at some point...). Here it is:
I tried some new things with this one: sewed off the bottom corners to give it more of a square base, so it's easier to fit more inside.
And sewed little X's at the base of the straps for added support.
If you can't tell, I'm really enjoying the bag-making! I like the design challenge and the creative outlet it provides, as well as the sense of accomplishment from making something useful. And then of course, there's the fact that it all takes a relatively short amount of time. Yay!