Today's project is one of the ones that I've been meaning to do for years! When my little girl became too big for this gorgeous wool and felt skirt I couldn't bear to part with it. I thought it would make a cute bag so kept it for the past four years in my craft room with the intention of altering it.
The skirt was lined so all I had to do was sew the lining together at the bottom. I've also sewn some pink tutu trim from The Ribbon Girl into the seam so that it peeps below the wool outer skirt.
Next came the handle. For this I've used some pink cotton ribbon from The Ribbon Girl and stitched it to the inside of the skirt with red thread for added interest.The Ribbon Girl. I've attached it to the bag with some Tim Holtz Ball Chain. I've also added a magnet clasp on the inside of the waistband for the bag closure.