I finished my new purse. I saw a purse similar to this that I liked, but it was too small, so I made my own version, with a few modifications. I used a black and tan animal print upholstery fabric and a textured black vinyl. It's approximately 10-1/2" tall and 11-1/2" wide with a 3" bottom and side. This is a good size for me & I like this shape. I used a magnetic snap for the closure.
For the lining, I used a polka dot home decor fabric I found in my sewing closet. I like to add a little pop by using interesting fabric for the lining. I added a small zippered pocket.
I put a pocket on the front for my cell phone and keys.
And one on the back to hold papers.
I made the strap from the black vinyl.
Cost: Animal print fabric $4.00 yd; vinyl $6.00 yd (used 1/2 yd); small piece for lining leftover from another project; zipper $1.00; snap $1.00 & thread.