Wandering around the net I found this tutorial for a bag in an hour, from the blog " Vintage Ric Rac", and tried it.
Of course it took me more than one hour to finish the bag, what with choosing the fabric for the outside and the lining, but I like the result.
This is synthetic fabric, so I ironed some fusible interfacing to give it more body and stop it fraying. There is also some wadding, and a magnetic clasp to close the bag.
It would be good to use in an evening, the fabric being slightly shiny.