I finally decided to take the plunge and enter a PatternReview.com contest when I saw the announcement for the 2012 Handbag Contest. I absolutely LOVE handbags and had been planning to make a messenger bag version for my DH. So, I thought, why not enter that one, even though it's adapted for a man?! He had wanted me to make one that reflected his military experience (15 years active and reserves) and the patriotism he has for his country. Check out this bag on PatternReview.com for a comprehensive review of it.
I made the same messenger bag pattern I made before for my daughter (see older post).