Not exactly handbag related, sorry! but im sure i saw a similar thread in here once, which i can't find again or i would post in there.
well, anyway, not an original idea, but in case you hadnt thought of it before, or just to remind you...coasters and placemats are a great way to use up your fabric scraps!
and if you used cotton bias binding instead of ribbon you could probary bung them in a delicates wash to get rid of stains
so, there you go!