Skirt Purse

23 Apr

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.

Pin and sew the skirt to the bag

bunch up the skirt at the bottom and hand sew it to the bag

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!

4 Responses to “Skirt Purse”

  1. Tonia April 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    When will the He Sowed She Sewed Etsy Shop be opening up? 🙂

    • Caitlyn April 29, 2011 at 10:00 am #

      as soon as I get my act together =)

      Honestly though, I feel like my sewing is adequate for my girls and myself but I would be nervous to actually sell the things I make.

      Oh yeah, one more excuse- I usually want to keep the stuff I make =)

  2. Terry Ludwig April 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    You are the most inventive young woman I have ever known. I think you need to have your own shop. Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!

    • Caitlyn April 29, 2011 at 9:57 am #

      that is such a compliment, thank you so much!

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