Upcycled Pink Pocket Purse

By: Sarah Wolf from
Upcycled Pink Pocket Purse
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Make this cute spring Upcycled Pink Pocket Purse with tied handles and lined front and back pockets! Learn how to make a handbag with this pattern, which includes printable templates to help you cut fabric to the proper size and shape. This purse pattern uses fabric from brightly-colored skirts, so it's a great way to upcycle your old clothes! If you'd rather wear your skirts than cut them up, do what these instructions suggest and pick up a couple from your local secondhand store, which is a great way to save money on fabric!

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This is such a great project for anyone relatively new to sewing but wanting to take it to the next level. My suggestion is always to give something a try. It can always be unpicked to correct any errors and then we simply do it again, lol! Our teenage daughter is learning to sew and she is busy making this. She is doing fabulously and I only step in when she asks for help. Signed Proud Mom

I'm a massive fan of upcycling and love the way this pretty bag makes use of upcycled fabric. Just been thinking how many different colours you could use to make this. Perhaps the best thing is if you choose the right fabric, this bag can be washed. It's so much nicer to keep a fresh, clean handbag.

I was drawn to this project because of the colours of the bag and its shape. I was surprised to read that this was made using recycled clothing. I think that is such a good idea. I just didn't see any instructions for attaching the button snap thing inside the purse. How does one attach such a closure?

This pattern uses skirts you're no longer wearing, but I think I can use my outdated scarves I've been saving forever! I just couldn't bring myself to throw them away! I didn't know how long it would take for scarves to come back in style, but this purse is a better idea! lol

my friend takes 2 scarfs and sews them together (rectangle or square) leaving extra large arm holes ad neck holes. It's a great way to use scarfs and they a and cool. Of course the front and back will be different scarfs but they are beautiful. Don't forget to wear a loose cami under it when you wear it.


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