I saw this skirt at a thrift store and thought it would make a cute purse.
The purse that I have been using all winter is a red leather purse that has been wonderful, but I wanted to get a purse that would be more appropriate for the warm summer months that will eventually greet us.
It was extremely easy to make and I love using it. The bag stays open really well so I can see everything that is inside.
The total cost of the skirt and bag was $10. While I was in line to buy my two items I saw that it was senior citizen day. Senior citizens would receive 25% off their final purchase. So, I asked the little old lady in front of me in line if she would buy my two items and I would pay her back with cash. She looked at me for a minute and then agreed to my sneaky little plan. So the cost of the purse was $8 (Should I post this on Thrifty Thursday?).
Most of my ideas come from things I read or observe elsewhere, but this was the first time a project idea was entirely my own. I had never seen a skirt used in this way, but when I saw the skirt and bag in the store I knew they had to go together. I guess you could say the inventiveness and originality of this project make it extra rewarding!