I'm at the last year of the bachelor studies and I'm procrastinating from learning to the final exams by sewing :-)
The smaller sack has a motto that means a lot to me as I have trouble doing the same routines every day - mainly spending my time on the computer...
Anyway, I gave it to one of my best friends.
I just hate plastic bags.
I embroidered the rectangle and sewed a sack from it. Then I flattened it so that the bottom and side seam would be one on another and sewed and clipped the corner - the bottom is wider this way.
This time I used a decorative stitch even for the fastening.
I reused a hook from bungee cords I bought for my bike.
I attached the polyester band to it with screws. To protect the wood from scratches I glued a piece of band inside the hook - I used double sided tape.