You can just about sew this Anthro bag without a pattern. If you are a new sewer get a pattern that looks similar. To make it without a pattern, just play around with fabric until it looks good to you. You could practice with an old sheet first & then use that as your pattern on the real fabric. Make sure the fabric you choose is sturdy enough to hold everything that’s likely to be in it. If it’s not very strong, at least use a strong fabric as a lining.
If you have a leather purse handle from an old purse it could work, or else buy a handle at a craft store. A bamboo handle could work with this look. You could also sew a fabric handle by folding over at least 4 thicknessed of fabric to give it body. You could add some hand whipped cording on the middle or ends. Just use a blanket stitch pulled tightly and spaced very close together. Choose a natural color cording for this look. It should probably be a smooth cord for the middle of the handle to be comfortable. But near the ends of the handle it could be a rougher cord.
Add embelishments to go with the look if you like. I could see some shells, bits of bamboo, and beads sewn on or dangling from rafia or yarn. The metallic looking trim on the Anthro bag would be hard to duplicate, but you can make this bag your own with other trim if you like. I’d line the bag for a finished look.
You might be able to sell these at a craft fair, flea market, or on consignment at a local gift shop. Keep in mind how much time it takes to make one in deciding on a price.
Click title for link at Anthropologie to see this bag that is offered for Spring, 2011 at $118. It’s part of a global ethnic look in fabrics they are featuring for spring.