I had made a really cute dress (shown above) that had this print...but no purse to use with it. Of course needing things like keys, wallet, phone, etc and no purse or pockets was a pain. So...I thought this up quickly and was surprised to pull it off.
Figure out the size you want the final bag to be. (I found 6 by 9 inches to be perfect hand size)
Add an inch to each. (So 7"x10" for mine)
Cut the excess from the paper.
Pin and cut 2 pieces from each material.
Measure an inch from the long edge and mark on each side. Measure to the center of the other long edge, then an inch in, and mark. Draw the lines as shown
Pin and cut 1 from each fabric
You should have these
2 of each rectangle
1 of each triangle
Put Wrong sides together. Stitch 1/4" seam all the way around.
Clip Tip. Turn right side out and Press.
Put matching flap side on right side of matching fabric.
Lay Opposite fabric right side down on top matching edges. Pin top edge.
This was the tricky part.
Lay the bag wrong sides down. Flap up.
Lay the remaining fabrics right side down on matching sides. So for mine. Flowers on flowers, tan on tan. Pin all 3 sides, except flap edge for both sides.
Sew all 3 edges with 1/4" seam, make sure not to catch any of the other fabric or seams.
Clip corners, make sure not to clip seams.
Turn fabric A side right side out.
Turn fabric B into Fabric A. There will be 2 raw edges.
Fold in 1/4" of fabric on each raw edge, pin and sew them together close to the edge.
It should look like this....
....and this when turned inside out.
add a button hole and a button on each side. TADA!