The stiffest washable interfacing I could find, gave the purses enough body to stand up! In the photo, you can see the inside zippered pocket.
The first purse turned out so well that I immediately made a second. It is the same pattern, just a different layout of fabrics on the front.
I now have a turquoise and black print fabric cut out to make two more purses, and can hardly wait to see how they turn out. The hardest part of this project is going to be deciding which one to keep for myself!
Are you making any of your gifts this year? I would love to hear what you are working on!