I wanted a handbag that was the perfect size, color etc. so i made one myself. Here's the pattern I used- Diana Hobo Bag from Think Liz.comhttp://thinkliz.com/2009/02/20/diana-hobo-free-pattern/
anyways, once I found the fabric and started working, I made some changes, and turned it into something more like a purse. I am overall happy with it, and may make another, larger one (larger than the pattern too). let me know what you think
with the type of fabric I used, it got very 'stringy' when cut, and you can see some of that in the pictures.