Yes! It was from a sheet (as was the purse I made) and I still have TONS left.. I could probly make another skirt and purse actually!
As for a tut... I can try to make one tomorrow or so ... It was actually just a Simplicity pattern (7229?) I think the only thing I added was lining.. but I'll try to relive it and write it down for you
Purses were the first thing I made when I got my sewing machine. They're my favorite things to make
I made this one to match the skirt I made (it's over on the clothing board) but I made it before i knew what interfacing was so it's floppy One day I'll have to take it apart and redo it. (btw, almost two years later, I still haven't done this -2/28/07) The straps are just big zippers!
This was a t-shirt from a jungle collective in central FL. I don't know if you can read it but the side with all the writing has the definition of a junglist. It's silly but I think it's soooo cute as a purse.
I think this is one of the first purses I made. It was totally freehand from a shirt and some corduroy pants. It's reversible and one of the pockets has a little button closure (I sewed the other one shut lol) I did a pretty good job (I think) for not knowing what the hell I was doing. It's all dirty cuz I loved it so much
My job is selling on Ebay (not crafty stuff though) and so I peruse around the site a lot. I just have to point out that when you start out you're not going to get exactly the prices you want but I have seen quite a few girls who sell their DIY clothes and make out like BANDITS! They've been around a while and they've cultivated a following so their pieces go for a really great amount.