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Recycled Purse; Make a purse from a jacket!

23 March 2010

(Repost): The other day I cleaned out my closet.
I found a brown velvet jacket that I never wear,
but I still loved the embroidery on it,
so I made a purse out of it and had to share
the pictures of the process and final product.
I love it so much! ( I used an old belt for the strap)

The Jacket

Cutting it apart, very carefully!

The pattern I made, I drew the pattern on it so I would know the proper size.
I had to get creative with what I had to use.  The top of the purse is the edging of the sleeves.
The detail on the back used to be the pleats on the jacket so I outlined the seams  with more seams.

Back of the purse

Front of purse!

What do you think?


Ruth April 8, 2008 at 2:50 PM  

Holy Cow. You are a genius. My jaw chipped off a corner of the desk I am sitting at when I saw how creative you are. I love, love, love it.

jrae January 15, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

Oh wow! I love,love, love your idea! I have been wanting to make stocking for my family 2 years and haven't thought of an idea!I just keep using the store bought ones. I am definitely making the sweater stockings! I also want to try my hand at making the purse from the jacket-so adorable.Keep up the good work- I just discovered your blog today! Im glad I did.

Marsha March 23, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

I have been wanting to try this. I bought a purse made from an old leather jacket. I have a few but am a little scared cutting right into it. Yours looks fabulous.

Nancy W March 23, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

WOW! You are amazing! When are you coming to my place to teach me all your skills? hehe. Hugs from Conroe, TX!

Sonja @ Craft-Werk March 23, 2010 at 3:44 PM  

So cool. Am really impressed Cassity - you are not only the most inspired remodeler, but also a talented handbag designer and seamstress. Really nice result!

Sarah Sarniak March 24, 2010 at 4:44 AM  

I love this! I never would've guessed it was a jacket before if I didn't see it.

Amy Bowman March 29, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

Wow. Your eye is amazing, you can look at something and see a whole new something!
Thanks for linking up at "Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays!"

Kalleen March 30, 2010 at 8:46 AM  

You did a great job. I love to reconstruct thing to. I don't know if I could pull anything off like this though.

Sheri March 30, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

Okay, now that is fabulous! (Wondering if I have anything to cut up)

Atticmag March 30, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

Wow, you've done it again. You are a wizard. I don't want to think about how much that bag would cost in someplace like London. Handmade and all. Hope you'll drop by and see our fantasy bath. -- Jane F.

Sarah March 30, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

That's Wonderful! You are so creative! Looks great too. Thanks for linking up!

Sarah March 30, 2010 at 12:12 PM  

I think you are most clever, creative, and thrifty. Great job! Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter.

Lei March 30, 2010 at 12:40 PM  

I had that jacket once upon a a time. WalMart, I think - right! What an amazing redo!

Denise Marie March 30, 2010 at 3:48 PM  

Girl, I think you are amazing...way to rock it out. I gave my girlfriend a dress for her to cut up for dress up box stuff that I walked in a wedding in. I also gave the shoes for her to play dress up...it was all hot pink.

I love to free-cycle stuff.

TheSmithHotel March 30, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

Love your idea of reusing the jacket and belt! Super cute and one of a kind!

thanks for sharing,

Room to Inspire April 1, 2010 at 12:08 AM  

What a great purse - and out of a jacket? Love it. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.


Jill and Michelle April 1, 2010 at 2:31 AM  

Found you through sew much ado. I love this purse! What a great idea! I'll be back when I've a minute to have a proper look around!


debbie April 1, 2010 at 8:20 AM  

I so dont get HOW you did it but am very impressed that you did,, it looks great.

Lori April 2, 2010 at 7:22 AM  

What a great way to reuse something! Your purse turned out wonderful!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

TidyMom April 2, 2010 at 10:03 AM  

What a FABULOUS idea! I LOVE it!
Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lanie Ree April 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM  

I think it rocks! That is so pretty!

Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Kristi Flanagan April 3, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

I love it!!!! Thanks so much for planting your "creative seed" at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Don't forget to come back on Friday and Plant another seed and see "hoo" has won the little owl!

Punkin Seed Productions

Susan April 3, 2010 at 7:47 PM  

I love that you re-purposed the vest!! I encourage anyone to recycle and reuse.

Jerri April 7, 2010 at 6:03 PM  

Love this purse! What a great project! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Rachelle April 9, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

Thanks for linking up. Great post.

I'd love it if you could link back though so everyone knows where the party's at! ;) Thanks!


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