Pants Repurposed into Purse

I love to sew and I especially love to repurpose old things into something new. A few weeks ago I was over at Made it on Monday and I saw her really cute pants transformed into a purse and I couldn't resist making one for myself. It is really not that hard. I cut a pair of pants all the way up the inseam on both sides and then used the fabric for my purse parts, and I used the old pants waistline for my purse strap. You can use an old purse as your pattern outline, or just wing it and cut as you go.


Then, to line the purse I used a shirt that I don't wear anymore. I tried to get a picture of the lining, but it came out too grainy. I know you all know what the lining of a bag looks like anyway.

For the little fabric flowers, cut strips of old tee shirt and then cut a circle in your desired flower size and just twist the flower into shape and glue it to your circle with the glue gun. You should make one of these. Its so fun to see your pants and shirt get turned into a purse!

16 comments:

Something Nice and Pretty said...

That is so neat...wish I liked to sew! Loved the bean bags too:)

Rondell

Denise said...

Adorable! My daughter & I have done this with a pair of multi colored jeans, which was super cute too. Love the little "pockets" though... Thanks for the inspiration

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

This is brilliant! I have a pair of pants in the closet right now just dying to go under the knife--I mean scissors. So cute!

LBT said...

Nice job! This looks like such a cute bag. I had started a project like this about 5 years ago with a pair of my old camo pants. I definitely messed up too bad to continue and it has discouraged me ever since. After seeing this beauty I might have to give it a go again. Thanks for the inspiration!
Found you from Paisley Passions. Come check out LBT when you get a chance. Thx!

Angelene
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Allison said...

I love it!! Man... now I regret getting rid of my old dress pants! lol Great job.
Thanks for linking up to my first party! :)

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

I hope you all decide to give it a try. Send me the pictures once you finish. I'd love to see them and share them if you don't mind.

Allison- You're welcome. I have you on my blog roll and just happened to notice that you were having a link party so I came :) Looks like your first party is a big success.

Jill said...

Oh! I'm so glad you did this! I'm honored to be an inspiration :) Great work on your purse.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Thanks, Jill! I'm definitely going to keep visiting your blog and see what other great stuff you come up with.

TeriW said...

Very cute!!!!

heidi said...

Cool idea! Fun, too!
Hugs, Heidi

Dana said...

I've GOT to get you to teach me how to sew!!!!!

Oh, and I should probably get a sewing machine too!!

Jen M said...

I wish I had any kind of talent, lol

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Katie said...

Love it!!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Katie!
I wanted to let you know that I made your darling Halloween silhouette luminaries yesterday, so cute! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!
Happy week to you,
Sally
P.S. Here's the link for you ...
http://sallyanniemagundy.blogspot.com/2010/11/monday-blog-love.html

Heather said...

That is such a cute bag great idea using pants! Thanks for linking up to A Crafty Creative Christmas Link up!
Heather

Jill said...

I just wanted to let you know that I showed off your purse on my blog today! http://madeitonmonday.blogspot.com/2011/03/feeling-little-inspired.html

Feel free to grab a featured button if you want :)

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