I found a Simplicity pattern for a purse that I thought was really cute. I needed to have help from my mom on the first one, but since then I've been making them on my own. I have now made 4 purses from this pattern. It was really easy! I now just need to learn how to put buttons and zippers in! Believe it or not, the fabric was from Walmart and was quite inexpensive. I think it was about $3 a yard.