Friday, May 7, 2010

Pillowcase Purse





I decided to take on the challenge to make something for under $5. This came in WAY under, and was easy to do.

My mom and I went to DI yesterday, and I got these two pillow cases for $1 total - for both.




I didn't know what I was going to do with them at first. I thought about making a skirt, but as I sat the fabric there, it looked like it would be the perfect layered vintage looking purse.



I cut the two layers where I thought would be a good length.



I was left with one short and one long piece of plain pillowcase. I cut the long piece in half, and used to make an inside and outside part of the body of the purse.



I used the short piece to make the straps.




This is how I made the corners for the inside liners of the purse.





This is how I made the straps. I sewed across the top of the strap, so I could have an easier time turning it right side out.



I sewed the lace pieces together at the top, and set the two body pieces together, with the raw edges facing each other.

Then I tucked the top of the lace pieces (shell) in between the body pieces at the top.




I knotted the straps for extra interest, and tucked the straps into the sides and pinned everything in place. Then I sewed around the top.




It was really easy, and only cost me $1!


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19 comments:

Brooke said...

Love that idea! I may want to attempt that one :) Thanks for the great ideas!

Holly said...

Very sweet. What great pillowcases you found for $1.00! Fun project.

Lindsay said...

SO cute I love that idea! Score on finding such cute pillow cases!

Jenglamgirl said...

sO CUTE AND swEEt LOOKING, love it! Jenn

shel said...

I so want this purse! how about a blog contest to win it :) LOL!

so beautiful, risa... one of your best yet~

<3

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

This is lovely!! Very creative.

Donna said...

What a great idea! You would never know it only cost $1.00! Looks like it came from an exclusive boutique!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Soooo cute! I love the layers of lace and the white rumply look! Looks like my lampshade. :)

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

You are so talented! This purse is gorgeous!

Candy said...

That purse is WAY TOO CUTE!
I say a blog contest too, to try and win it!
LOVE your dish towels as well. Perfect birdie pattern!

MessyMissy said...

I would **love** to make a purse like that. Very vintage and delicate. Thanks for sharing!! :-)

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is simply gorgeous! I love the layers. Great tutorial!! Would love to have you stop by The Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! So simple and so pretty! Love it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Laura said...

I love this idea. It turned out so pretty! Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day!

Barbara Jean said...

This is great!

Glad i found you

blessings

barbara jean

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is such a fabulous project. It turned out beautiful. Thanks for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Stephanie Lynn said...

Hello! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your purse today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I am definitely saving this idea to try sometime. It is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I found you featured on under the table and dreaming and had to say I love your name because my name is Also Risa. I would love to chat. If you are interested please email me at risaspieces@msn.com . I also love your purse. :-)

Anonymous said...

I found you featured on under the table and dreaming and had to say I love your name because my name is Also Risa. I would love to chat. If you are interested please email me at risaspieces@msn.com . I also love your purse. :-)

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