I wanted to try a messenger style bag and had some upholestry leather that I thought would work for one for the warmer weather. I used Arther Porter's you tube videos on how to make a messenger bag as a starting point. This bag is unlined.
Parts of the bag in progress.
Front of bag with pocket.
Back of bag with pocket.
I used a belt buckle without the tongue for my closure. The other buckles I got from a thrift store purse.
I have to be more careful with my stitching but I am really pleased with how this came together.