My first bag ever - oh well, I made one in kindergarten but other than that
I cut off the lower part of the leg of an old pair of corduroy pants and used the bottom hem as the top of the bag. The handle is just the bottom hem of the other leg, trimmed as close to the seam as possible.
And for Christmas I wanted something small to put my meds and other important small stuff in for our dinner at grandma's. I had the above bag with me so I made a small purse to put in it, using the top of a skirt. All I did was cut, sew together and put in a band for closure at the top - the "quilting" of the fabric was already there
The size is about 3.5x3.5 inches