Thursday

Skirt to Purse DIY

As much as I loved this skirt, it was just not meant to be. Its promising pattern wasn't matched by its unflattering figure, sadly. I was going through my closet with plans of saying goodbye to a few pieces, when it hit me that this skirt would make a lovely purse. Here's how I did it..

Supplies: skirt, scissors, sewing machine. First, begin creating the strap of the purse by cutting off the hem of the skirt. I cut off 4 1/2 inches. Then, cut it straight across so that it's no longer a hoop but a long strip. Fold it to where the outside is facing in, and sew all along the edges. Flip it inside and iron it flat, creating the strap for the purse. Next, begin making the base of the purse by turning the skirt inside out and sewing the hem shut. Flip it right side out and it should look like a pouch. Lastly, sew on the straps by folding 1/4 inch under and sewing a zig zag stitch in the form of a square, attaching it to the bag. 

Easy as that! This project took less than 15 minutes and has a promising result. If you tackle this project, please send me a photo! I would love to see what you come up with.


38 comments:

  1. Oh, wow. I'm off to goodwill to find some mini skirts! Thanks!

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  2. Great project! I might do that with one or two of my old pleated skirts

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  3. love it! Still life in that little skirt yet!

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  4. Wow it turned out fantastic! love the print

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  5. Wow Kinsey it is so much better as a purse! You have serious talent :) great job.
    ~Yesenia

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  6. What a great project. Wish I had thought about that before I got rid of a similar tartan skirt, oops!

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  7. This is so darn cute!
    What a great idea Kinsey, I love it...

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  8. you are SO creative!! I absolutely love this diy & the pattern! =)

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  9. I can't get over how much I like your sandals. Seriously, every time I see them I envy you.

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  10. Great idea! The skirt makes such a cute purse!

    xo Kayla

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  11. Excellent idea! I have a vintage prairie skirt that would be perfect for this!

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  12. My gosh! This is one of the best DIY's ever! I love how the purse came out!

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  13. I love this DIY! It might be the fact that I bought this same exact skirt in orange a few weeks ago at a thrift store, and I found the fit to be a little off too. And it was pretty short, the last time I wore it out it ended up being a super windy day and probably gave a few people a peek of my goodies (unintentionally, haha). But this might be the way to actually use it again!


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  16. I adore this DIY! And that print really is so pretty. Such a good use of something that would've otherwise gone unused. Love!

    Xo,
    Stephanie

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  17. This is such a brilliant DIY, and looks totally doable! It looks incredible, thanks for posting!

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  18. Fabulous!
    <3Ruth<3
    http://isntthatsew.blogspot.com/

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  19. Wow! I wish I had a skirt I didn't like so I could try it :D

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  20. Cutee x

    http://stainsofpaint.blogspot.com/

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  21. This is fantastic! Possibly the cutest purse I've ever seen too :). You did good.

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  22. Wow great idea! I can't wait to try making one :-)

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  23. that is really original! love this project!

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  24. Wish I had a sewing machine! I LOVE the print, very cute.

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  25. that is awesome! i love that print, but i agree, not the most flattering skirt. so much cuter as a bag!!

    -katie

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  26. You have got special ideas! I like it! :)

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  27. this is brilliant! Really cute ♥ i'll try it with my old skirts. Thanks for share!

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  28. Very good idea, it's so cool!
    And I love your shoes!

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  29. I love this bag!! If I'm honest, I love the bag more than the skirt. :)

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  30. That is so cute! Good job!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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  31. I love your style. The white dress and the shoes, awesome! :) and I love green.

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  32. I loved this idea so much and right away I knew which skirt of mine I would transform! Here is my Skirt to Beach bag -

    http://geenarose.blogspot.com/2012/07/skirt-to-beach-bag.html

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  33. Wow! This looks fantastic! Hope it's as easy as it sounds!! Thank you for sharing!

    Carrie
    http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

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  34. what a cool idea...now off to check out my unused skirts :)

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