|This purse is made from an American Eagles Outfitter skirt.|
You wouldn't believe how soft and silky this fabric is. When I began working with the fabric I thought it was rayon until I looked at the tag. This skirt had some triangular shaped panels and some rectangular panels. I cut two of each of the panels from the skirt, the rectangular panels becoming the purse straps.
|I love the Asian inspired feel of the print.|
I used the skirt lining to make the lining for this bag. I trimmed the two triangular panels to the size that I imagined this purse should be then cut the lining to the same size and shape, leaving one side of the panel twice as long. All I did was to create a large fold and stitch down the middle of the fold. This became the two pockets.
|These pockets are so easy to do.|
|If it weren't for the snap closure, this purse could be reversible! Hmmm, an idea for the next bag.....|
I closed all of my seams, put the two layers together with wrong sides together, pinned in the straps and piping and stitched together. I added a snap to close and a flower to hide the back of the snap and I was done. This project only took 2 hours.
|This is my favorite purse yet.|
|This snap with the button front became the back of the purse.|
|I added the flower to hide the back of the snap, making this the front of the purse.|
Luckily I have enough fabric to make another of these handbags. Maybe one for my shop and one for my arm?
Oh, and lest you think that I am only good for making purses, I am also working on dog leashes. Why not share all of this fabulousness with our best friends?
|This cute ladybug fabric is becoming a dog leash. I just need to find the right width leash snap.|