I just got a call from one of the kid’s friends because she wanted to sew a bag like the one I made the kid when I first started sewing (the poor thing needs a scrubbing or I’d show it). I love, love, love this simple tutorial from Diary of a Quilter. Sewing the bags shown really got me interested in sewing handbags because I realized I could do it. From there I made two bags with magnetic clasps, internal zips, interfacing, etc.
Think of it as a learning experience. At the worst, you have a little produce bag or you can give it to the nearest 4 year old, who will fall over from excitement and see none of the flaws you do. At some point I will post pictures. I think.