...but you can make one from a pillow sham!!!
I found a very pretty silk seafoam green pillow sham with chocoloate velveteen accents at a thrift store and was thinking that I would recon it into a skirt. But then I saw a bag at an accessory store in the mall that I really liked, so I decided to do a purse. My sewing skills need major improvement and I need to go back and fix a couple of areas and this is my first time to recon something without a pattern, but I was still kind of proud and wanted to show it off.
(I can't find the "before" pic of the sham...grr!)
The purse is completely lined.
I incorporated the zipper from the back of the sham into the purse. This is the back of the purse.
Little cell phone pocket on the inside
Side view. I also added foam board to the bottom for stability.
One of the straps needs to be fixed (you can see that in the first photo) and I wanted to add a magnetic snap, but now I think a flap would work better.
This is my first post of one of my projects, so please be kind!
Thanks for looking!