A few years ago, a close friend in Edmonton introduced me to the Amy Butler diaper bag pattern and I was hooked. As luck would have it, when I returned to London, I found more Amy Butler bag patterns on sale, which I of course had to buy. I've since made myself the Reversible Sunday Sling as a swimming bag, lined with water-resistant fabric. I've also made it as a diaper bag for a friend, and as a knitting/sewing bag for my mum.
Both those bags have lots of nice details and pockets, but my current favourite is the Swing Bag, which seems to be discontinued as I can't find it on their website. I've made it three times with slight variations each time. The first I made with Amy Butler prints, but those are hard to find in Singapore.
This one was made with a lovely Japanese cotton canvas (found in Chinatown at Malin Textiles), thick enough that I didn't have to line it with canvas as suggested in the pattern:
The black and white one was a gift for a friend, and she suggested a pocket for a phone would be a good addition, as well as some way to close the bag. so I made this one:
I added a button closure tab and cell phone pocket. In theory this bag is reversible, but the pocket would end up on the outside, so I suspect whoever ends up with the bag won't be reversing it very often! I didn't intend on keeping this bag for myself, but I might just give in to temptation...