Here's my messenger bag I've made!
I've bought the embroidery of women on the countryside in the recycle shop(I was very lucky that day, it costed me 7 dollars/5 euros with the gold frame)
I cut the shoulder strap out of an old sportbag, the two zippers as well.
I've used interlining for the bag, cos I'm going to use this bag for school(heavy books, yousee).
I'm very happy with the result, it is exactly how I wanted it to become.
Here's a howto, so you can make it as well.
Enjoy -hard work, but its worth it!
If you have any questions 'bout the howto, ask me!
Pin the two black sides to each other, like you did with the dot-fabric. Then fold it inside out. Now you can see if the dot-fabric fits in the black bag.
If it doesn't, pin it another way.
Now fold the black bag inside out again, so you can stitch it. You can stitch it more than once, so it's stronger.
Fold and pin the upper sides of the black fabric like in the picture
Then stitch this