I stumbled across Keyka Lou's cute little purse patterns on Etsy one day. You can buy them in pdf form (always helpful) very cheaply and create to your heart's content.
I bought patterns for the business card wallet, small satchel and the zip clutches that come in three sizes. They all include some tips to improve your sewing, like how to neatly slipstich an opening closed and how to create fabric zipper ends. Keyka Lou's blog also has a section of sewing tips and some free tutorials too.
Here are some pictures of the small zip clutch made using Kokka ballerina fabric. (it's the tiny one so it looks more like a coin purse than a clutch!) In the second picture you can see the little fabric zipper ends. I use them all the time now as I prefer how they look.