Sew Powerful Purse Project

If you are looking for patterns for 18″ American Girl sized dolls, Pixie Faire is the place to go. According to their website “In 2009 Cinnamon Miles, the co-founder of Liberty Jane Clothing, started offering her unique designs as digitally downloadable patterns at http://www.libertyjanepatterns.com. The site quickly grew into a large marketplace that supported a vibrant community of independent designers. In 2013 it was time for the site to take the next step on it’s journey and the Liberty Jane team decided a new name was in order…Pixie Faire was born.”

“Pixie Faire is a marketplace designed to inspire your creativity. A place where digital downloads are easy, safe and simple. A place to learn how to sew. The site features patterns from many independent designers – all focused on either doll or daughter sized patterns.”

I have used many of their patterns from shoes, to shorts, dresses, and swimsuits. All are wonderful!  This is a leotard made from a Liberty Jane swim suit pattern.
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Besides wonderful, fun patterns for dolls, Pixie Faire has a mission: They are passionate about serving others. Over the years their passion to serve others has grown into a real 501C3 charity named Sew Powerful. The purpose of the organization is to equip and train seamstresses that are striving to serve their community and make a better life. They do that by sewing for the orphans in their neighborhood. Sew Powerful supports them from the profits of Liberty Jane Clothing by providing income, training, equipment, and materials.

Enter the Sew Powerful Purse Project. Sew Powerful provides a free downloadable purse pattern and has asked volunteers to sew and donate the purses. Here is an explanation of the project, what it is, why it is needed, how to participate.

Last year I made four purses. This year I made eight. (Not including the three “prototypes” I gave to grandchildren.)

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I made two different style purses. Basically the same but different pockets on the front flap.
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Here are the eight I am mailing off tomorrow.

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