The Sew Powerful Purse Program
Step One Download The Purse Pattern
We’d love your help with our program designed to keep girls in school all month and provide jobs to seamstresses in Lusaka. Be sure to read all the details and download the Cross Body Purse Pattern to begin making purses. It is a printable PDF file so you can begin using the pattern right now. Make as few or as many purses as you’d like. Take your time and make them as nice as possible.
Step Two: Make Purses
We want quality purses! To learn more about how these purses create academic achievement in Zambia be sure to watch our videos and learn about the issue of Menstrual Hygiene Management. The girls like cute and colorful purses. If you need help with the pattern be sure to watch our free sew-along training video on Youtube, or on this page.
Step Three: Send Them By The Priority Mailing Date Of February 1 or October 1
Be sure to finish your purses and mail them to us by our priority deadline dates. Our priority deadlines each year are February 1st and October 1st. Mailing the purses by the priority date will help ensure they get to the girls in a timely manner. Of course we are happy to receive them all year long if you miss the priority deadline.