Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Little Girl's Skirt to Purse Refashion

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Little Girl's Skirt to Purse Refashion

Are you wondering how I took Miss Priss's Skirt and made it into a purse? Well let me show you.

I took an old (size 3T) corduroy skirt and a leather belt of mine and decided to put them to some good use.

I sewed the bottom of the skirt together. It already had a pretty ruffle embellishment on the bottom, so I kept that intact and sewed right above that. Meaning I did not do this purse pillow case style, where you sew it inside out. I just sewed a straight stitch above the ruffle trim. I then added a little bit of Velcro for closure (this is where the original waist band is). I added the belt as the strap and some fun yoyo's made from scrap fabric. This was a fun new twist to re-purposing.


  1. You are so crazy creative! I'm going to have to steal one of Grace's too-short skirts for this!

    We'd love to get together tomorrow!

  2. Very cute. How did you attach the strap? Did you cut the belt & sew the ends to the sides of the bag? Just wondering before I start mine! Thanks!

  3. I love it! What a great idea - and a stunning result!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit, and to the clothes recycling project linky too!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. My daughter has the same skirt but in a 4T. I recognized it from the thumbnail on the linky party. =]

    Very cute & creative upcycle, I love the added yoyos. I may add some to her skirt now.

  5. Oh my goodness !! It turned out super cute !! I love it !!
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  6. I'm featuring this tomorrow at

    :) Jill

  7. I totally want this! Make me one and send it to me! Thanks for linking to Workshop Wednesday! I hope to see you this week! goobyecityhellosuburbs

  8. WOW, no kidding? That is all that took to make suce a cute purse. Your recycling skills are of olympic callibur! Thank you so much for posting at the Beagle.

  9. Looks like I'll be raiding my niece's skirt stash!

    Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!

  10. Super cute! I love this idea. I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  11. Hehe, I love it, so cute! I am always stalking the thrift store, looking for dresses and skirts to upcycle into purses (and scarves). I totally love the stretchy top of that purse.

  12. HOw stinkin cute is that! I love it! No little girls to repurpose a skirt from, so it looks like I'll be checking out the kiddie section of the thrift store soon.


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