Well I did not have any crushed velvet in my stash, but it did not stop me from trying to make a bag similar. This woolen fabric was so soft, and the purple lace went with it so well. The lace hides the top of a pocket on the outside, which is adorned with one of my vintage buttons.
The back view - with just a lace border across the top
The co-ordinating lining - maybe next time, I will put a small pocket on the inside.
Closeup of the bag
This was just your basic lined bag pattern, no boxing of corners, just two rectangles. I cut the outer fabric and lining 11" x 8". The pocket size was just "eye-balled".
I gave it to Sue this afternoon, and she loved it. I think I would like to make a more "everyday" version, maybe replace the lace with ribbon? It was fun (and easy)
Did you craft this weekend?