One I was keen to make before my trip to Tasmania was Dawn's "Preston Bag". It has large pockets on the outside, and I knew that would be a handy thing for my plane trip - and it proved to be perfect.
I searched for a time to find the fabrics to use for this one, then found the book fabric, which I have used for the small pockets on each side of the stitched panel. It worked well with the stitched verse "Home is where the story begins". From there I could choose colours for the rest of the bag.
I didnt have any twill tape/ribbon to use for along the handles, but found a length of this ribbon which was the right colour, and works beautifully.
Of course you cant have too many pockets, so I added some inside. I hoped to have the large one (bottom of pic below) with a zipper close, but time beat me, so it didnt happen. But the pockets are deep so are quite secure.
I also used a bag weight wadding instead of pellon in the bag, as I wanted it to be more structured - mainly thinking of travelling and wanting it to be able to stand upright.
This is a fantastic bag, and to buy the pattern go to Dawn's Craftsy Store here. Or contact Dawn if you have any problem with finding it.