I am always looking for different and exciting ways to reuse all the stuff I have.
This how-to is great at Henrietta's Handbags and Purse Patterns is great.
The site gives instructions for making a purse from magazine pages.
While you're there, go to the Site Map and scroll down to the Free Handbag Patterns and Purse Patterns link. There are several other eco-friendly ideas there. The site also sells purses and handbags made from a variety of materials.
Note to crafters: Please read the FAQ section on the Henrietta's site. The patterns are copyrighted, and crafters must sign an agreement to share the revenue you make.