Lately I've been finding the most gorgeous upholstery samples in smaller sizes, really cool little pieces that are generally about 6 inches square. I've done some patchworking with them, of course, but then one day it hit me: Zipper bags!
These are a few I just finished with a leather bottom. I have to be honest, working with leather isn't my favorite. It's generally temperamental and hard on needles, and it just doesn't glide through the sewing machine the way fabric does. But I can't deny that they really elevate a zipper pouch. I think these would be just the thing to carry your phone and lipstick on a night out.