Although, it is a very simple concept it took me days to do as I was shaping and designing it as I went along and kept re-doing bits that weren't as good enough as I wanted them. I found getting the edges square and straight was one of the biggest challenges. I also wanted to use a range of complementary fabrics to give it extra interest.
The top opening took ages to get a good even match
Each pocket contains a little treat, the flat one has some pretty tweezers
The pocket for her mobile has some Tinkerbelle socks
The little crossover pocket has nailfiles
This big pouchy pocket has space for all the little odds and ends like hair elastics, lip balm etc
I made a little matching pocket hankie holder for a handbag and popped it in the larger pouch for safekeeping
This little holder came from a free pattern at Craftsnob here
I wondered how to secure the bottom and had quite a few trial and errors. Eventually I decided on a simple strap with a popper that would allow the box to sit squarely while holding the cover on. Because it has lots of pockets I was concerned that it might slide about if I didn't get the bottom correct. I covered the popper with a beadwork flower I'd made ages ago which was just waiting on a use.
As my friend loves knitting I made her a lined square bottom bag with a pocket at the front to hold her latest WIP.