Monday, November 29, 2021

Sew Powerful Purses #105-127 for 2021

These are the last purses I made this year and sent them off in late November. They should arrive in time to be counted for this year's goal of 24,000 purses and be included in the ship that sails for Zambia, Africa in December. I will be curious if the goal for Sew Powerful Purse Project has been met for this year or not? They really set a much higher purse goal this year, so we will see if they come close to that goal. 

Personally, I did not set a goal as this is the first full year I have been making and sending the purses to Renton, WA. I started making purses in December 2020, so I didn't have a full year to compare to until this year.

These are the final purses I have made this year:

















Close up of text on flap
Close up of quote I wrote on the quilt block that I used for the purse flap in the above photo.


Close up of text on flap
Close up of the Fortune Cookie quote that I wrote on the purse flap in the above photo.



purse opened to show lining and front pocket
The brown fabric with stripes I repurposed from throw pillows
 that we got when we purchased a sofa several years ago. We sold the sofa and I gave them a couple of pillows, kept a couple and gave 5 to my daughter (there were 9 pillows total). She didn't want them anymore, so I took them apart and washed the fabric and made about 5 or 6 purses using the fabric. I showed some purses earlier this year.
Showing back of purses with an added pocket with a snap
On the back of 2 of these purses with the brown fabric, I added  a slip pocket with a snap closure. I had just a bit of the brown fabric left and thought I would use them in a couple of smaller pockets. They both look the same, so just showing this one.




#127 (I will be highlighting this purse in a separate blog posting later).

That's the total for 2021: 127 purses made! I will be taking a break from making these purses until next year. I was curious to see how many I would make this year. I would have stopped at 117, but I needed another 10 more purses to really fill the box up to be mailed, so I sewed up some more. I used a larger box and mailed it through UPS this time because it was a bit more than $4 less to mail it with UPS rather than USPS. I love mailing through Pirate Ship because you can print your labels at home and pay for it and just drop it off at the post office or UPS, whichever one you choose to mail through. (Not an affiliate, I just like their service).

Not sure if I want to even declare a goal for sewing purses for next year or not? Just knowing how many I made this year feels great. If I make more purses or make fewer purses next year, that's okay either way with me. It's a great worthwhile cause and I am happy to be sewing purses, no matter how many I sew each year.
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  1. Wow, you rock with 127 purses. I can't imagine wanting to even make one more!!

  2. With all the purses you've sewn, everyone of them looks unique and beautiful!

  3. wow, what a gift your giving these girls, practical and beautiful. you are very generous and talented.

  4. These are all beautiful Daryl! Wow, 127! That's awesome. I know they are very appreciative of your generosity and talent!

  5. Be proud, Daryl! You did a tremendous job on your purses and even among these ones, I was scrolling from one to the next saying, that one is my fave, no, that one is, no, this one is! Especially ended up liking the ones that you made with the material from the throw pillows, given our last "convo".

    Don't worry about setting an actual goal for how many you want to make next year. That way, whatever you do will be an accomplishment and not some measure of success/failure.


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