I turned the embroidered butterfly on faux leather that I blogged about last week in the tutorial into a clutch bag.
I love funky linings, and when I was at Fabric HQ last weekend I picked up a remnant of some great Cotton & Steel fabric that I thought would be perfect.
I added a zip pocket in the lining, using a method almost identical to this tutorial. If I made a bag like this again though, I'd put the pocket on the outside of the bag, as the pocket is a little hard to access because it's quite low down due to the fold over.
The back of this bag is plain, but I think it would look nice with a chunky metal zipped pocket in the back. Something to remember for next time!
The bag itself was very simple, just Google zipper pouch tutorial, and you'll find loads of ideas. Once I'd made the pocket, construction of the bag itself was less than half an hour.
As I was making the bag I had a few things on my worktable (as always) one of which was a selection of coloured felted balls. Three of the colours matched the embroidery perfectly, so I added them to the zip pull.
I might have bought some silver faux leather yesterday for another one...