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« on: February 10, 2009 09:48:28 AM »

But I have no idea how I would go about doing it...

Does anyone have any tutorials about turning skirts into bags (purse, tote, whatever) that will help me out?  I would appreciate it!
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009 08:15:18 PM »

Can you post a pic?

I use everything clothing wise for crazy quilt purses. I just piece together different fabrics, hand embroidery and fancy stitch other blocks, and find a lining, a sew them together, right sides together, turn, stitch the closure, and let the size of the block dictate the bag form. Let me know if you want some pics.

I also took some skirts and used them as cozies for dining room chairs, tacking them on the back with raw stitching and glueing embellishments to cover the stitches. It's fun so show us what you come up with.

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2009 09:25:12 PM »

What size is it? One easy thing to do is to turn it inside out and hem up as deep as you would like to to be from the waste line down, and that will make up the base of your bag once turned right side out, then cut strips twice as thick as you would like and sew together long ways and turn right side out and attach to the sides (you may need to use more than one strip hemmed together to get the desired length) and use some form of a closure like velcro or a zipper.

A larger size skirt would normally require a longer strap so that the bag doesn't fold into itself.

When I make these I normally use child sized jeans because you can buy metal zippers that are just the right size for those.

With this method if the skirt has any pockets or anything like that you still have access to all of that Smiley

If you have any questions as to what I mean PM me and I will send you pictures of the purse I'm using so you can see what I mean, but I'd really rather not post public pictures about it.

Hope I could be of some help.

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