Pants to purse refashion. Tons of sewing ideas on this blog.

Refashion Runway Week 3: Handbag Challenge

Pants to purse refashion.  Tons of sewing ideas on this blog.

This week’s refashion challenge was something I’ve never even thought about doing before, but I loved that it gave me a chance to try something new!  I got these pants at a thrift store for $10 (pricey if you ask me).  They are 100% polyurethane, but look like leather.  I tried using a leather needle on them, but quickly learned that my ball point needle worked much better, as there is some stretch.  I think a big part of refashioning is using the original construction of a piece to your advantage.  I loved the edgy zippered pockets, so I made sure to keep them on.  They add functional pockets to the front of the purse, which are great for my phone and wallet.

To construct the purse, I cut off the pant legs, and sewed a straight seam over the curved seam that once formed the backside of the pants. Then, I stitched straight across the bottom to form a bag.  To give the handbag a better shape, I pushed in the corners, and sewed horizontally across them.
Pants to purse refashion.  Tons of sewing ideas on this blog. Pants to purse refashion.  Tons of sewing ideas on this blog. Pants to purse refashion.  Tons of sewing ideas on this blog.
To make the purse more versatile, I added a liner that not only looks cut on the inside, but makes the purse reversible as well.
Pants to purse refashion.  Tons of sewing ideas on this blog.Lastly, I added some simple handles.  I love how this refashion turned out!
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2 Comments

  1. What a great refahsion! I love the simplicity of this – it looks great
    Hannah x
    http://crafternooncabaretclub.com

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