When the holiday season starts, and the evenings are too dark to work outside, I love sewing, knitting or weaving projects for presents. Since I just got the ultimate new sewing machine for my birthday (a Pfaff Expression 3.2), sewing projects got priority and I started with making a little purse for my oldest granddaughter, who will turn 3 soon.
I found the pattern online, at a great website called “Make It & Love It” and used fabric remnants I had on hand. This turned out to be so much fun, that I figured even the younger, infant granddaughters could use purses for later, as could 3 “grand-nieces” and daughters of friends. What started out as one purse project, ended with eight little purses – all lined with shimmering satin fabric and little button closures.