Saturday, April 3, 2010

Can a Girl Have Too Many Purses?

Okay so I had two projects that I just NEEDED to finish today...
both were purses that I've been wanting to make...
Really, can a girl have make too many purses?

both seemed so simple...
too simple...
I was scared that the overly simple directions and my brain had turned a simple project into...
into...
well, a not.so.simple.project...

Project 1...turn a place-mat into a purse...
needed...
1 place-mat...like the one I found, a faux leather one
2 different types of ribbon
1 sewing machine
cut ribbon #1 the length you would like for handles-cut two of them
sew onto place-mat...
cut ribbon #2 the width of the place-mat to cover up the ends of the handle ribbons...
sew onto place-mat
turn place-mat inside out and sew up the sides...
turn back around and you  have your place-mat purse...


sorry that I have no pictures of the actual process, I just got so excited that it was really SOOOO very easy that I forgot to take pictures...I plan on making more of these so I will photograph the process next time...

Project #2... Up-cycle Pants Purse...
needed old pants
some extra biais tape
sewing machine

cut off legs of pants


keeping pants rightside out sew the bottom together-about a 1/2 seam, then turn the pants inside out and sew the bottom seam in about 1/2 an inch, this will give you a nice finished seam on the inside bottom of your purse.
sew handles using strips of fabric from the legs that you cut off, trim the edges with a fun color of bias tape.
sew handles onto top of pants/purse...

enjoy...

both of these projects took me less than an hour...they really were so simple...

I have an old jumper of Madison's that I want to try to make a purse for her out off...and now off to shop clearance for place-mats for cheap!...

5 comments:

The Fowers' Family said...

These are so cute! I really want to sew more but have to admit that I'm a little scared of my sewing machine.

TheSmithHotel said...

Very cute! Love the texture on those placemats! No~a girl can't have too many purses but ask the hubby and he would say otherwise! Happy Easter!

Jody

brookieanne76 said...

Your sister REALLY likes the cargo purse...*hint*hint!! I love you Bug..LOL

Linda said...

No, a girl can't have too many purses! And those are great!

Bella @ Lil Daisies said...

You, my dear, are SO crafty and creative! I LOVE IT....it makes me Really, Really want to go sit with my Happy (my sewing machine) and sew some purses!!