August 3, 2011 by · 22 Comments
Here is my purse upcycle tutorial from the SYTYC contest.
(PS…go vote for this week please :) )
I made this…
I really loved this skirt. It was a little hard to chop it up, but I love how it turned out : )
First I cut up the seam oposite the side with the zipper.
Then I figured out how wide I wanted it and cut it to those measurements.
I sewed up the side seam and across the bottom Seam.
I wanted mine to have a flat bottom so I sewed some guessets in the bottom.
Then using the scrap material left from the skirt I cut rectangles the length I wanted for the straps, and sewed a tube and attached them to the purse.
The ruffle on the front is just more scrap fabric that I twisted until I got the look I wanted and hand sewed it on.
And that’s it. My favorite thing was that the zipper was left on the side so you could really open up the purse and see inside… especially since I have kids and always need to find something!