This free backpack pattern features zipper and a fold over design; the top folds down into a stylish and practical backpack with an unusual design. I found this tutorial in the Russian page otkroysunduk.
This lovely crazy quilt bag features a great colour scheme and lots of different embroidery techniques. A bag is a great project to try out all sorts of techniques because there are no rules - you make things as interesting as you like. Image courtesy of http://patchnath.canalblog.com/archives/2014/05/13/29866101.html