Boy and I both adore the Zelda games, so this is really for both of us, though I tell him it is his:)
I got the pattern from Our Nerd Home, and embroidered it over break. This one is really thick compared to my first attempt! I used three layers of fabric all told, with some thin batting and stabalizer between the first two (the third simply covered my crazy embroidery backside). It has a really great heavy feel to it, I love it.
It was, however, the first time I tried using bias tape, and I could certainly use some more practice!