Thursday, February 10, 2011
Up Cycled Sweatshirt Purse with Flowers
I was in the mood to buy a new purse but didn't feel like I should spend any money. So at nap time, I tackled this project and got it done in about an hour. I took an old sweat shirt I never wear, and sewed the bottom together. Sewing it inside out, so that the seems are on the inside when done. I then cut the arms off and neck off. You can do this to suit your preference. I wanted it to be able to fit easily over my shoulder, even when wearing my winter coat. I also made sure to cut off the glitter picture that was on the sweatshirt which was used to make my two smaller flowers. I then just folded the edges of the straps in and sewed them over to give it a bit more finished look. I did not bother lining the purse, since it is after all a casual style. I really loved how the flower embellishments turned out. I will probably make more of them to attach to bobby pins for cute hair accessories and maybe up cycle a boring old t-shirt with some cute flower power. You could even use them to decorate a picture frame, for Valentines in red and pink. If you try this easy sewing project, I would love to see your new purse too. Happy Crafting Everyone!