Thursday, March 19, 2009

Re-purposed Purse

This is a cute little purse I made out of my four-year-old's jeans. I actually made it a while ago, but just got around to taking pictures.

I love re-purposing things I don't like into something "new", but I always feel a little guilty cutting up something that is perfectly good; something that someone else could use.
I decided that in order for me to re-purpose guilt free the item had to be:
A. ruined in someway (holes, stains, etc.),
B. save me a lot of money by transforming in to something that I need (like this skirt), or
C. be more useful to me re-purposed than it would be to someone else in it's original state.
Luckily this adorable pair of jeans had holes right above the front pockets, and the pretty pink lining peeking through was a pair of baby bloomers that was missing it's matching dress, so they were both fair game.

I absolutely love the embroidery on the back of these; little girls jeans are so cute!

This is the lining made from the bloomers. I sewed straight acrossed the bottom, sewed in the pocket (made from the bottom of the pant leg), and then hand stitched it arould the top.


  1. Too clever and too cute....I wish I did as much re-purposing as you do. I love the embroidery, was it already on the jeans?

  2. Yes, the jeans came that way. I'm not that talented! ;)