I can also use piping, hurray! I used the Chevron shoulder bag tutorial to make this lovely bag...
As you can see it doesn't actually have any chevrons on it *whistles* as I didn't have any striped material and had been dying to use these 50's inspired fabrics I picked up in my favourite fabric shop Country Threads in Bath. You might see them nestled up there in my banner. My straps aren't very nice, I couldn't find large rings or fusible fleece, but I'm very happy with it anyway :D
Look it has pockets for notes, credit cards and a picture of my little monkeys, AND it has a zipped pocket for coins, hurrah!
I used some satin ribbon to close it that I've had sitting around for ages, it'll probably be very annoying tying that everytime but right now I don't care because its so gorgeous :D