I had a go at making a frugal handbag. It's made from an upholstery material sample I got off Freecycle, believe it or not and the lining is some blind material that I bought from Ikea years ago in a sale and never used. Am trying to recycle stuff and this is just a prototype. I actually made it a few months ago...in the days when I thought I could just 'rustle up' something for my craft business, but rickety joints have put a damper on things.
Junior was after a new bag and so we made this a la joint effort:o) It was sewn on our manual Singer...she did all the hard labour , as in turning handle and I just steered material. lol It's just a flap over top, no button or clasp. I might make it a bit more secure by putting some velcro on.
Next time we want to make a book bag with zip at top, lined again. And a matching wallet/purse and a pad folio:o) Pad folios sell for about £15 - 20 on the internet!