As you get older, you might want to start carrying a purse. Whether you choose to buy one, borrow one, or make one yourself, purses are a good way to hold small personal belongings.
DIY (Do-It-Yourself) purses can be great. Below are a few ways people make their own purses.
A fun way to make your own purse is to knit one. It is easy to find a pattern online, in a book or from a friend. Learn more about knitting.
Lots of kids are starting to make wallets and purses out of solid duct tape. Buy a roll and experiment. There are lots of colors of duct tape to decorate with as well.
If you have some scraps of fabric lying around, use them to make a purse. Don't worry about matching; just sew pieces together until it's the right size to be a purse. It might be a good idea to line the inside with a strong, solid piece of fabric.
If you have an old purse that you won't use anymore, give it a makeover! Add new ribbons and buttons, or take some scissors and make it completely new. Just make sure no one in your family wants to keep it!