I made this bag for the Secret Santa swap - the receiver enjoys dragon themed items and requested a bag on her wishlist. I made a project 10 years ago with a crocodile stitch (that really does look like dragon scales) and I wondered if I could make a bag with it. I watched a YouTube video to remind myself how to do it - the video is here, it is in English and Tamil and the lighting isn’t great, but she does such a great job explaining the stitch and while she is making a small pouch in the video she explains how to make a larger bag with the same principals.
So I didn’t use a pattern - I just took her advice and revisited the video when I changed to the upper part.
I spent a lot of time on this package so I was so thrilled to read the appreciation post. I feel very appreciated!