I am in LOVE with almost all of the bag patterns that Emma Brennan creates. She has written a few books. One is this Making Vintage Accessories book. She also creates some cute accessories in addition to bags. I love to browse her site http://www.charliesaunt.com/as well as her Etsy Shop.
Most of her bag patterns are for cute small to medium sized bags. I love that I can use some of my scraps leftover from making bigger projects. You can even recycle a few items of clothing to make a bag.
This is the Connie Bag out of the Making Vintage Accessories book.
I have found this is bag is perfect for when I don't want to carry a big shoulder bag. I can throw in all the necessaries like small wallet, cell phone, keys, sunglasses...and a few other items.
This pattern pattern includes wonderful detailed instructions with picture illustrations.
Have a great day!