A little bit of a cheating post today since this item was finished a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't able to show you this earlier as I didn't want to spoil the surprise for my niece's parents if they saw the blog.
Inspired by this version by Monkey Beans and made following this pattern by Pink Penguin, here's the ballet bag I made for my niece.
Modelled by Erin!
The blue outer handle fabric was from my stash and the rest of the fabrics were from The Skep. I lined the bag with the same fabric used for the rim, it was a bargain remnant piece. I made it in roughly an afternoon and would definitely recommend the pattern. I love that it has the drawstring cover so that things can't fall out.