Bags are some of my favorite things to sew. While you still have to be precise, you don't have to worry about fit!! No hips, no major curves and no darts. Yippee!
One of my favorite bloggers, Weekend Designer started a blog (about a year ago) all about how to make bags called Bag'n-telle. He's got tons of tutorials. I love the Multi-Pocket Urban Tote tutorial.
Have you tried any of his tutorials?