I have a really hard time getting rid of things so I like to upcycle and repurpose anything I can. In my opinion the best way to upcycle an item is to make it into something you will actually use again and again.
This project is so fun and easy to do. My daughter and I had a lot of fun making our DIY Purses! We added a couple of buttons to hide the stitching on the straps as well as an iron on patch but you can decorate your purse however you would like.
All you need to make a purse from a skirt is:
The possibilities are endless for decorating your purse but a few easy ways to add a little flair are buttons, iron on patch, bedazzling, or sewing on different colored fabric to show your personality.
Following this diagram below, in a few easy steps your purse will be ready to decorate.
Cut the waistband off and save that part to sew back on as a strap. The line doesn’t have to be perfect, you can cut off the excess fabric to even it out when done with this step.
Sew the bottom of the skirt closed from one end to the other. To be sure that you don’t lose any of your precious items, go ahead and sew another line across the bottom.
The same goes for any skirt but if you are working with ruffles like we were with the green skirt, start higher up from the bottom, the ruffles will hide any errors with sewing. Trust me, I need all of the help I can get in that area, my sewing is very sloppy but it keeps things together so I am happy.
Take the waistband that you cut off and sew each end to the inside of the where you cut the waistband from.
Are you going to try this DIY Purse from Skirt Upcycle? How will you decorate yours?