Monday, August 1, 2011

Shirt Re-do

I've had this shirt hanging in my closet for the longest time that I never wear anymore. I looked at it a few months ago and thought... hmmm... I think that would make a cute purse. So last night I finally got out my sewing machine and scissors and went to work. Now, I am one of those people who mostly sews by trial and error (sometimes more error than I'd like to admit). I cut and sewed and then cut and re-sewed, took out some stitches and fixed a little here and a little there and FINALLY came up with what I think is a pretty cute purse.

I started with this...

...and ended up with this

I even wore black today so I could carry it today :)

This is what it looks like on the inside. I found a bright red fabric in my stash that gave it that needed pop of color for the inside. Then I used some of the scraps from the shirt to make a pocket.

I was pretty pleased with the final product. I got so excited I dragged my sister to the thrift store today looking for shirts with interesting prints to make purses out of. I bought a few so I should have some more fun projects to share soon! :)


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