I made an even simpler version over the weekend (below), smaller and without the pleats, using some Anna Maria Horner fabric and the pink cotton sateen for a lining again. This bag comes together very quickly, especially after you’ve made a few of them. And it’s a nice gift or a simple way to spruce up an outfit. Since I used quilting cottons (rather than twill as used in the book) for these two bags, I added fusible fleece to the lining to make it a bit sturdier.
And here it is in the book in a green twill, along with the other two bags from the handbag chapter. You can see what a difference fabric choice makes in the overall look of the bag.