Friday, 19 November 2010

Skirt handbag

Been playing with the idea of making myself an unusual bag for a while and even with a broken sewing machine I still managed to make one that holds all my gear courtesy of my hand sewing :)
I used:
  • A kids skirt that I got in primark for 50p in the sale months ago
  • An old white tie to form the bag handles
  • 4 chunky pink buttons
  • Black zipper

Not an easy thing to handsew, or at least not with my limited/poor skills lol, but after many hours and stabbing my fingers to sew the buttons on (yes i forgot to add them till after i'd already sewn the handles on, they were a bit of an afterthought) I finally had a cute little skirt handbag of my own :)

I'm linking this to...

Fireflies & jellybeans - show your stuff

The shabby nest - frugal friday

A glimpse inside - catch a glimpse

a little lovely - saturday soiree

tatertots & jello - weekend wrapup party

finding fabulous - frugalicious friday

my repurposed life - catch as catch can

be different.. act normal - show and tell

blue cricket design - show and tell


Tracey said...

Great idea Steph - definitely gonna give this a go (when/if I get time lol).

Have a great weekend :)

Allison said...

That super cute! I can't believe you had to hand sew that! Great job!

Thanks for linking up again!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Genius upcycle! Love the fabric, too!

nessy said...

wow!! what a fab idea..would never thought of that ~perfect bag!!
vanessa xx

Charity said...

Smart thinking girlie! I may just have to do this now:)

Kaylie said...

Cute! You totally inspired me! I have this cute skirt that I love the material of just not the style so much. Guess I know what I can do with it now! Thanks!

gail said...

very clever and it turned out so cute!
thanks for linking up and linking back to me!

Lindy said...

Wow! That's a cool idea. Great job!