This time it just flowed.
So I went from this
To this in 24 hours.
Talk about having big fun!
I kinda figured it out as I went along and I always make sure that I take copious notes of how I've made it so that I can always make something similar again.
The handles and interior were taken from a preloved tweedy skirt. And the leatherette patches were from the dining room chair re-cover adventure from several years ago.
I used brand new antique gold-look magnetic snap fasteners to hold the top together. Next time round I think I might put in a zip instead. I love how I can tweak it every time!
There is actually a pocket in there too - I added a pack of tissues to illustrate where it is!
The oilcloth wasn't sturdy enough and did funny bendy things when it stood up so I added French seams to the sides and bottoms to give it extra strength.
And guess what? It stands up all on its own now heh heh!