I like the uncut, unhemmed flap. I need to decide on a closure. I left the purse unlined. I wanted a soft slouchy look. and I got it. :) This was with my own "pattern".
If I ever make another, I'll use thicker leather, make the flap longer and buy a larger piece of leather to begin with. But I do like it. I decided against a conventional closure and to use weight instead. I finished by adding more leather to the flap and a river stone. And lastly, I shortened the strap by about six inches.
(flash in some pics by mistake)
edited to add another image and explain finishing touches.