30 November 2010

New Upcycled Item - Vintage Skirt Purses!

The other day an idea popped into my head. Why not try making purses out of vintage wool skirts? They're already lined, and since I'm rather lazy when it comes to sewing, that was a bonus for me.

So I felted some skirts, cut and sewed them - and here are the results! They have pockets on the sides, perfect for your keys, cell phone, or anything you need easy access to. The flower decorations are actually brooches you can take off and wear by themselves, if you so desire.







I really like how they turned out. I have the purses available for purchase at Gallery 141 in lovely downtown Lancaster, and will be carrying them in my online shops soon. 

I would love to know what y'all think of them!
~ miss chris

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11 comments:

  1. These are amazing ! Very creative and classic.

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  2. What a cool idea -- I think they'd sell well as gifts! Especially if you talk about where you found the original skirt.

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  3. They look so cool Miss Chris, lovely idea!

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  4. This is such a great idea and such a wonderful way to use those skirts you still love but can no longer wear!

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  5. Thanks for the feedback! Keep it coming. :)

    Good idea, Dell Cove Spice - I'll have to keep track of where I got the skirts.

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  6. I love the recycled aspect of the purse. It does look vintage with a modern twist!

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  7. These are awesome! What a wonderful idea!

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