squares + sew patchwork + cut out a-line shape = very cute skirt! I would modify this a bit because I can't sew a zipper -- so sew a bigger patchwork piece and then cut a circle skirt and sew it to elastic.
I need someone who knows how to sew to make this for me! It's a great idea for a machine washable purse (something I desperately need given how much time my purses spend on the floor / under seats on airplanes)!!!