I finished a new clutch handbag using a belt for the handle. I am going to keep this one for myself because it is my prototype and I consider it a learning experience. Does anyone else do that? I try to make all my mistakes. Luckily, there were no mistakes on this one, but I did learn a few things. For instance, there was a lot of bulk at the corners and my Symphony sewing machine was not handling it too well. So I ended up using my old Singer machine to top-stitch. And the next time I sew the lining, I am going to make it at least 1/2" smaller all around the curved sides.
So hopefully, the next one that I make (hopefully by the end of the week) will turn out a bit better.