I've cut out my pattern pieces using an old pattern for a dress that I made myself. It's marked every 2cm across and down the paper so it's really handy for making a rectangular bag. There was also a lot more paper than I expected so I still have quite a few pieces left over. All but one of the pattern pieces was made using one skirt piece from the dress. I don't need it ever again so it's better than buying a whole new sheet of pattern paper. This project really is reliable on things being recycled. Yay for the environment!
Anyway, the next thing I need to do now is to actually cut out the fabric pieces which should be done by the end of this week.