Backtracking a little, a while ago (just before I made a medical bag for the children) I actually cut my teeth on making shoulder bags for grown ups.
At my Christmas my elder sister gave me a length of Amy Butler fabric in olive and yellowy green spots. And my sister in law is handily quite a “green” person, so that seemed an ideal place to start. It is quite a full on colour effect though, so I decided that the inside/other side (as it is technically a reversible bag) should be calico, with a small stitching detail to tie in the greens.
And so I ended up with a rather nice bag which both its recipient and myself are very happy with. (Oh, and my Mum wants one too!)