I've signed up to do a 5 week pattern making course at the CAE in May. The course notes detailed the "you will need to bring" stuff and so I had a good excuse to make a little purse in which to put my kit.
This is another pattern - Gathered Clutch - by Anna at Noodlehead.
Fabric from the cotton stash (that damn stash is never-ending!)
Zipper from some old jeans.