2.22.2010

Jean Skirt Purses Tutorial

Let's turn our old skirts into cute purses!
A lady at my mom's work brought these little purses in about a year and a half ago and I thought they were so cute that I started making them too!
First: Dig out all your old jean skirts or head over to the nearest goodwill
and pick some up for super cheap!
Second: Decide the size of purse you would like and cut off the extra.
(keep that extra for the denim quilt you will make... someday!)
Third: Turn the skirt inside out and fold in half
to make sure your cut was even.

Fourth: Cut your handles out of canvas.
(There are lots of different thread strengths and colors
so pick the one that works best for you.)
Fifth: Pin the canvas handles to the inside of the skirt.
Sixth: Stitch them on!
Seventh: After you have sewn on all four ends,
Sew the bottom of the skirt closed.
Eighth: Turn the purse right side out, add a cute ribbon
and you are done!


Sometimes I add a ribbon and call it good.
Other times I go all out and add all sorts of fun things to
Jazz them up a bit.
It depends on what I am making them for.


There are so many things you can do with them when you are done.
I add all sorts of fun little items and give them as gifts.


You can use the longer skirts to make bigger purses
and use them as diaper bags.


You can also use them for your Sunday bag full of goodies for the little ones
or scripture bags for your Activity Day Girls or Young Women.

The possibilities are really endless...
One tip I have is when you are looking for skirts to turn into bags
Look for fun pockets or different colored threads.
Those things always add a little "extra" to the bag
with you having to do nothing!


As usual, if you make some of these - leave me a comment and let me know
so I can check out how crafty you are!

10 comments:

Emily Call said...

so cute. I made one of these a long time ago. Now I have two daughters that I should make them for.

Aly said...

this is awesome! i've made a clutch before from an old pair of jeans but I never thought about making one with a purse. I am definitely trying that.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I have a tut on my blog to make one out of corduroys. :)

I love all the embellishments you added. I'll have to try that on my daughters!

Kaysi said...

Super cute!

Michelle said...

Speaking of denim quilts, found an entire box of my old jeans at my parents house that I was saving for a denim quilt. I actually brought it home with me. What was I thinking?! I don't even have a sewing machine!

Random Research Girl said...

my daughter would love to do that with me! such a cute idea! thanks!!

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

These are so cute! Taylor loves it SOOO much! Thank you so much for such a great gift!!! Taylor keeps carrying around with her everywhere and even took it to bed with her. It's a HUGE hit! Bennett tried to put it away and she wouldn't hear of it. Thanks again! It was good to see you and Quinn today!

The Beck Bunch said...

After reading about these I decided to try and make one! I put a twist on it though and made it a lot harder to make (I lined it with fabric) but it turned out great! I love it!!! If you want to see it just check out my blog.

Alida L. said...

This is great! I have a lot of fun jean refashions on my blog too...reading your blog I think we may be kindred spirits!

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

That is so fun!

I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Link Party! Stop on by and join the fun!!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/04/for-kids-friday-7.html

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