I interfaced the suede with pellon 987f fusible fleece, but I think if I did it again, I'd just use some woven fusible. The fleece does help it stand up on it's own, but it adds too much bulk for my tastes. I lined it with poly/cotton broadcloth. Here's a picture of the inside:
I found this piece of fake suede on fabricmart, and decided it was time to finally make a purse for myself. I'd tried doing these pleats in cotton, but they got all wrinkly and weird in the wash. What do you guys think?