I needed a new purse. I could have made one, but didn't have the time. When I was out shopping I found a purse on clearance that I liked, except for one thing. It had an animal print sash, woven through large grommets around the top of the purse. I looked it over carefully, and determined the sash was easy to remove. I bought the purse. When I got home, I removed the sash and used it as a pattern. I made a new one, suited to my taste and personality. I used fabric from my stash, and the entire operation took only 5 minutes.