"Pear" refers to the fabric of which the bag is constructed, not the intended use of the bag. Besides, I don't think I'll ever have enough pears to necessitate a designated pear bag.
My pear bag is used mainly for toting around Susannah's dance and gymnastics stuff - very handy and very cute! I used the free pattern for the Diana Hobo Bag from Think Liz. It was super easy to follow for a novice bag-maker like myself. The only thing I did differently was add a strip of fabric at the base of the yoke. I think it helps to break up the pears and apples flying everywhere!
I have some of this fabric left over and I'm excited about using it to make something else just as fun and fruity!