Thursday, April 22, 2010

The T-shirt Purse Tutorial

I found this t-shirt and liked it a lot, I didn't know what I was going to do with it at the time but it was 1.99 and I figured something would come to me sometime. I saw it in my stack of fabric today and decided to make a t-shirt purse for my daughter.

I first cut the pieces out, with the image being the main part of my purse.

Then with the right sides together I sewed up the sides leaving the top and bottom open.

I cut 2 strips from the bottom of the t-shirt. One will be the strap and I decided to make the other a ruffle for the bottom.

I sewed and gathered the first strip of fabric to make a ruffle.

I then pinned and sewed it into place between the two bottom layers. I didn't do any folding under because I like the way a cut t-shirt looks and the curl it has when it's cut.

I attatched the handles to the inside, and then made a bow at the top.

I then decided to embelish it with adding buttons on the rockets windows and the stars. I really like the way it turned out. The options are endless, with different kind of t-shirts and things you can add on to them.

1 comment:

  1. this is a really, really fun idea! :) luvin it.