Sunday, June 14, 2009

Turn a skirt and a belt into a new purse!


So I got the idea for this post from : Here

Now having said that...I did not follow it too well :)

Here is what I did:

I went a thrift store and bought this:
it was 5 dollars but I got it half off so it was 2.50
(If you just use a skirt you already have...that would be cheaper, but I love the skirts I currently own and I could not part with any of them)
close up.

Then I took it and cut it to the size I would like my purse to be.
Then I pinned both sides together
Then I flipped it inside out still pinned together to see what it would look like sewn together.
Then I sewed it into place with the normal stitch on my sewing machine. I ran it 3 times across though because I know how much I tend to put into purses and I did not want it to burst open.
Something happened to the left side when I took this picture, I think it got tucked underneath the purse or inside the purse or something. But I checked and each side looks like the right side. Im not sure what happened in the picture though :)

Then I took an old brown leather belt and cut the belt to the right length to fit over my arm. I then hand stitched it on to the bag, it was tough getting through the leather, but It wasn't too bad.

It turned out better than I thought, and I have worn it once and got two compliments on it, so thats good enough for me :)

Happy crafting!

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  1. That's really cool! Great job. It really looks like something you'd see for sale at a store. (Maybe you should do an ETSY shop...I don't know if you've done stuff like this in the past. I primarily say this because I'm trying to get my Etsy shop (for art) off the ground. And anything Handmade can be sold there. Just a thought!

    I wish I could sew...:(...but it's ok I have my mom help me when I want to do something. I have had her make me several 'patches' for my hoodies that include a Day of the Dead patch & a Hello Kitty Halloween patch. I mean why not 'spice' up your plain ol' hooded sweatshirts (zip ups) with a cool piece of fabric, right? I have received many compliments on those.

    And when they ask Did you make that?...sadly I have to say NO. :( But I did help my mom cut it (so all the images I want are shown). :}
    Take care.~

  2. that is so awesome!!!

  3. I am so impressed with you sometimes... I think you should know that :)

  4. Fabulous job! Wish I could sew.

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  6. OMG you are so clever! That is adorable :)

  7. You did such a nice job on this and I think the pattern is so cute for summer. What a deal too! I am so not crafty. If I tried to do this, I think it would result in epic failure :)


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