I know, I know a pocket isn't exactly exciting, but this was the first time I ever made one. Its not even a complicated pocket, but still I made it.
I made this little bag using the tutorial found at this flickr group http://www.flickr.com/groups/poochiebags/. It is slightly different to the little bags I've made in the past and the pockets on the outside end up sewn down by the handles.
I used and old pair of jeans for the most of it, you can see the seam down the leg showing on the horizontal line just above the pocket. Because I was using the denim for the handles I didn't want as many layers folded together as the pattern uses so I used the herringbone pattern to secure the raw seams together. I took the raw edges from both sides into the middle and sewed straight down. I think it will stop fraying and it is nice and strong.
For some reason, I didn't want to do anything complicated these last few days, so this was a nice change of direction.