This was my first attempt at pleats. I think I was successful. The smaller bag was also my first successful attempt at putting in a zipper that looks worth a crap. I'm very proud. I want to make more bags using this pattern.
Also, isn't the fabric awesome?
Front and back of the big bag:
Inside of the big bag (lined with red):
The little (zippered!) pouch:
Inside the pouch:
Please excuse the ugliest carpet ever.