I'm very proud today because I made the above little purse out of my bf's torn shirt. The shirt was torn beyond repair and I love the feel of the 100% cotton fabric and the nautical stripe pattern of it. So I was looking though different patterns and one of my favorite blogs full of fun things to DIY is How About Orange. Her website is clean and chock full of awesome ideas! I came on this Buttercup Bag Pattern from Made By Rae. My sewing skills aren't very advance and I'm lucky that my mom has a sewing machine at home and taught me the basics. My seams aren't super good I really like how it came out. The instructions were clear and I loved the various diagrams and pictures. It even has a little pocket on the inside. Note that I didn't use a metal clasp but instead got Velcro which was the only thing I had. I added the little bow from ribbon to add a girly detail to it =DAs you can see it's roomy enough to fit my huge wallet, green first aid kit, my phone and a pack of tissue. I had enough room to put small other things like maybe lipstick, chapstick, a pocket mirror etc. This is the best thing I've made from an old shirt and if you have some old shirts this is a great way to recycle/upcycle it!
Until next time... reuse, recycle and upcycle!