So, I was rummaging through a Salvation Army store and found a great pair of Chico's capri pants for $3.50 and thought of trying to convert them into a purse for Mary.
I added the pleats to the front as the previous owner was on the plus side. Used the legs for the straps added a pocketed liner with fusible fleece interfacing. Had I to do it again, I'd have used a thinner interfacing.
I used a magnetic closure and hand stitched the lining to the outer bag using a slip-stitch. It came out nice.