The first part of the class was a 70 minute demonstration - from start to finish. I had a bit of a hard time cutting the bookboard because I had an odd blade in my X-acto knife. I ended up using one of the box cutter type knives the instructor brought with her. Here is the box so far.
This is the box closed. The lid is made with the book cloth on the spine.
This is the box open and you can see that the bottom "tray" on the right is about a 1/16th of an inch smaller on three sides so that it fits inside the upper "tray".
If you want a copy of the purse pattern, let me know.