This was going to be a purse, because I don't like to fold the new plastic notes and squash them into a proper purse. They spring out when it is opened. And if you fold them they never lay flat after that. I like to keep my notes flat and unfolded, so I need a purse of that size.
I cut the piece of fabric out in the shape I wanted, but it was a bit too big, and I didn't want to trim it. I cut a piece of white cotton fabric the same size and machined three sides together, right sides in. Then turned it the right way, and closed the opening with hand stitching. I folded it in the middle and joined the edges with blanket stitch. It is 7 inches by 8 and a half inches.
It is to be worn across the body underneath a jacket or coat. You can't be too careful these days, best to keep valuables hidden out of view. It is big enough for my camera, phone, keys, cards, and cash.
Now I'm going to make a purse. I don't always carry a bag, if I have big pockets with zips I put things in there.
That's all for now. Cheerio. Toodle pip. ilona