My latest project - a messenger type bag knit from cotton fabric. This was very fun to do. I cut some scraps of fabric into 1/2 inch strips and knit away. I tied the strips together and left the ends out where ever they happened to be. This was very stretchy when I finished so I lined the bag and reinforced the strap. This fit my "free style" knitting (meaning I don't follow instructions well) so I couldn't give you clear instructions but leave a comment and I'll try to give you measurements, etc.