06 Teardrop Bag and 07 Key Keeper Coin Purse
Only 3 pattern pieces for Teardrop bag
Only 2 pattern pieces for Key Keeper
|Key Keeper Coin Purse|
The only thing I would change is to try using a bit heavier interfacing, though it might make the pleat not so crisp. Maybe the solution is to iron on two layers, avoiding the pleat area, but especially around the magnet clasp.
If you don't already have this book, I enthusiastically recommend it. The photos are absolutely luscious, and the directions are very clear and thorough. You just can't go wrong by following these directions. In fact, after making a couple of these bags, you should be able to use Amy's technique to design your own.