I wanted to make a pouch which could stand well on its own, that is carry all you need for an evening or an afternoon, but fit just as well in your larger bag. I had some pieces of recycled black leather which looked up to the task. I thought it would need a zippered compartment on the outside which could hold your phone, tickets etc. and a pocket inside. I had a great piece of striped lining from Montreal which has a surface that wipes clean. I combined it with a piece of batik for the pocket. And I attached a loop and clip for a removable strap. Think this one will work in many situations. Plan to make the Friday in some great colours too!