Here's the finished medicine bag. I did change the idea of a leather strap to a beaded one and I really like how it looks.
Those wonky beads are the only thing I don't like. But the size is not uniform so that will be something I correct if I do any more of this work.
The bag is small, about 3 1/2" x 4" not including the fringe. My methods might have been a little unorthodox but it turned out well for not buying anything to make it. I was happy to use a little bit of my 23 boxes of beads stash.
Hopefully the recipient likes it!