Looking for purse patterns with personality? The Purse-Nickities pattern has 3 different patterns named the Nickie, Nickita, and the Nickole, all with clear instructions on how to insert a zipper. These bags can be made from fat quarters, pre-quilted fabric, or scraps.
Finished sizes are: Nickie - 6" x 12"
Nickita - 3" x 4" x 9"
Nickole - 7" x 12"
2 fat quarters - one for the cover and handle and one for the lining (create a scrappy cover from lots of scraps or strips. For pre-quilted fabric - 1 fat quarter for the bag, and a 4" x 18" piece of non-quilted fabric for the handle and skip the batting)
16" x 16" square of low loft batting
12" all purpose zipper in a color to match your fabrics
Optional: Six inches of up to 3/8" wide ribbon(grosgrain is good) to decorate the zipper pull if you like.