Here's a weekend bag made out of the offcuts of a jacket (the grey wool) and small amounts of fabric salvaged from making a skirt (the birds and flowers). It's lined with the offcuts of the lining of the jacket (grey satin). It has a concealed zip along the top edge.
It fits a lot of clothes and is a handy size, but the sides just a little too soft -- it shows the bumps too obviously!
The handles are rope covered by the fabric and the little bird is cut out from the fabric and stitched on.