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Friday, March 26, 2010


The project; 3 purses for two big girls and a little sister all on spring break!

The designers modeling their purses!!

A quick trip to a local thrift store netted us 5 pairs of jeans,2 jackets and a hot pink suede skirt for a future purse project all for $2.25!!

I washed up the jeans and using my rotary cutter (whom I love!) I trimmed the jeans at the top of the legs. Not an exact science..Just cut where it lies smooth,different for each pair! This is a funky craft-lots of room for ooops!

The girls picked several fabrics they liked from my stash. I ironed squares of wonder under on them and let them trace designs.

We cut and ironed on the designs the girls had a blast placing them!

I sequined the edges using a wide zig-zag stitch..If you have never done this it is easy,the needle punches right thru the sequins.
For the belts we tore strips of fabric and threaded thru the loops of the jeans.

For the straps we cut up peices of the leftover legs,joining two or three peices depending on if we wanted carry straps or cross body. We sewed more sequins on some of the straps.
I left the legs a little longer on this pair to make it look like a pair of shorts! TOO CUTE!!


  1. Yay! Now I know what to do with all the jeans that the girls have worn holes over the knees. Thanks for the lovely post. Following from New Friend Friday :)

  2. These are adorable. Great post! Thanks for visiting my blog. I love new Friday friends!!

  3. That turned out so fantastic. I can't believe you got all that stuff for $2.25! Wow! I'm over from The Shabby Nest.

    PS - That picture of your boy in the header is so precious!


  4. Too Cute! If I had a girl I'd make some! I found you on Friday Follow.

  5. I think we are gonna make these for my daughters fashion themed birthday party. I can make them ahead and let them decorate on the day of the party!! Thanks for the idea!!

  6. Hi from New Friend Friday! I made a bigggg ole yarnholder bag out of jeans once. Wasnt nearly as cute as these. Have a great week.

  7. Oh my goodness! I remember loving these as a little girl. My daughters would love making these with me...thanks for sharing!

  8. I made one of these when I was little and it was so much fun!

  9. I love these purses! And I love all the bright colors and designs you used. It really makes them stand out!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  10. Hi. Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I'm featuring you this week for Friday Favorites. Come by and pick up a "featured" button if you'd like!