So one of my favorite and most popular items I make are my tie purses. I've had them posted on etsy (they're not up right now cause I changed checking accounts and forgot to fix the info so that the .40 comes out of the right account)
It probably the best way i can sell readymade items online but I think the major issue with etsy is that mostly crafters are looking at it. When most crafters look at items like that and say "wow i wanna make that!" not " I would like to purchase that item" however off line they sell ok. People are always asking for them. I put one in a charity auction and it went for $65. Online my husband priced them at $30.<lj-cut text="Here they are">
This one is made out of skirt. Is has a pocket inside.
This one is made out of neckties. this one also has a pocket.
Also if anyone has materials that you would like make into bags I'd be happy to do them on commission.