A bag for my little sister as she turns 29. And a pouch and tissue holder to go inside. I originally thought I had squirrel fabric and was going to embroider an acorn on the bag. I think the bag without embroidery is probably more her style anyway. It turns out she wanted a new handbag for Autumn so she liked it very much. And everyone else — my mom and sister-in-law really — was suitably impressed that I made it. In fact, I think my sister-in-law was hinting that she might like a similar gift for Christmas.
Pleated Beauty from Amy Karol‘s book Bend the Rules Sewing.
Tissue Holder using this tutorial.
Zippered Pouch – no pattern.