In the meantime here is a bag I made using the tutorial found here:
Link to Noodlehead Tutorial: Messenger Bag
Computer page up and materials selected. Old pair of grey work trousers for the main body, a couple of pink fabrics and my first ever home made bias binding (green) made using this tutorial
Close up of those fabrics
I cut the grey pieces at a slight angle, so the leg seam is diagonal. Also added a pocket with a few folded pleats for fun.
Front flap details almost done.
Cutting the panels for the front and back of the bag.
Oh and I forgot to take more photos, and so suddenly you can see the end product!