I've recently done a couple of purse pattern testings for Samantha from At Home with Mrs. H and her patterns were so easy to follow and turned out adorable. If you were thinking of making anyone on your list a purse this year for Christmas, you might want to check out these two patterns. They are available in her Etsy shop, Handmade by Mrs. H.
Rosie Patchwork Bag (my favorite!)
This pattern also comes with the instructions to make it a clutch.
Have a great day, I'm on my way out the door to vote!