I made this messanger satchel over the weekend using recycled materials. Basically it is the cut-off's from a pair of white wide legged jeans, paired together and stitched just above the cut edge, with the jean hem as the top. Then I frayed the cut edge a little. Next I hand stitched the two pieces together along the side with a whip stich using variegated embroidery thread. Thinking it looked a little plain I used the same embroidery thread to hand stitch on some vintage lace. The strap was made from long ties on a white cotton dress that were long enough to tie into a bow. This has now three large sections to put my phone, keys, purse, sunglasses, etc... and being white I can see inside so easily.
This was very easy to do... might even make another!