This is a birthday gift for a friend: a small, poufy, yellow brocade clutch. The yellow fabric is reclaimed from a fancy old cushion-cover, and the lining is made from a Japanese handkerchief.
It has a magnetic snap closure, and the top section is reinforced with pieces cut from stiff plastic packaging.
Hurray for reusing materials! This cost me maybe $2 to make, but it looks so damn classy! ;P
This may give you an idea of the scale: