I don't quite remember why, but I have a square yard of darkish orange pleather in my possession. It's not shiny, but quite fake, and quite orange. I think it longs to be a carry-all.
However, I am Captain Brokeness right now. I've found a few good free patterns on the web, but the material choice would take all of them in really different directions than the versions shown do at present.
The ones I'm deciding between are as follows:
The lena - Simple, modern, quick to sew.
A really graphic lining fabric choice could also get it away from just being a big fake leather bag:
The traveler's bag - oh so gym class retro!
I could take this anywhere, but probably not use it as a purse:
The estelle - I've had good luck with this pattern.
This particular version of it is also sans purse straps, which was the hard part:
I'm also intrigued by the idea of doing something of this sort.
Though I'd definitely have to make the pattern myself, it's got a great shape:
Completely different ideas for what to do with this sort of material?
Let me know!