My swap partner also expressed an interest in a project bag, so I decided to sew a small one. Sewing a bag or pouch takes a lot less time for me than just about every other project I take on, and since I had already decided go with a Legend of Zelda-themed box, I knew how I could make the bag go with it.
A Triforce Bag.
The Triforce is pieced loosely following a tutorial I found on Diary of a Quilter, and the fabrics are 100% cotton quilting fabrics purchased at le Marché St. Pierre. The main exterior fabric in particular reminds me of the background in the Temple of Light of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The bag pattern comes from this tutorial, though I made a couple of minor alterations. The largest of those was piecing the front of the bag to include my Triforce panel. I also left two openings for drawstrings, one on each side, and only added interfacing in the bag's base, as I felt interfacing on the sides would make the bag hard to pull shut.
I think I was right on that last point. The bag is a bit hard to close, though I expect it will get softer with washing. I also think I should have used sturdier ribbon ties instead of fabric ones made of the quilting cotton. Still, the bag turned out nicely, and it is big enough to hold a sock-in-progress or other small project.
Now I just need to make myself one, so I am not hauling my projects around in ripped plastic bags in my backpack.