Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Handbag from a skirt!

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.
It's only visible as you move around with the bag but I think it looks really cute!
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.
 Of course, a girl needs a bag charm.  This one was made with a small bronze frame and cameo from 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.
The bag in use!  Think I might have to borrow this creation if I can get my hands on it ever again, my little girl absolutely loves it!
Hope you like it and thanks for looking. x


Debbie said...

Oh wow Jane, this is fab and I am into making bags at the mo, this is adorable, very like the ones I make. Here is a link to the ones I make.


Annette Reed said...

This is sooo cute! You did a fantastic job!