Skirt Bag

You know you have a sewing addiction when you see this on clearance:


Add some pockets…


… a little boning for stability, and some leather straps,  and make this:

 Skirt Bag

I actually like this style – maybe with a more pursey shape.  I don’t think I’ll be using this bag because I just have way too many.  Maybe I’ll start giving some of my stuff away on the blog.  Maybe in January.  Is that lame?

29 Responses to “Skirt Bag”

  1. 1 Alison December 17, 2008 at 12:20 am

    I saw a skirt in a thrift store awhile back that I thought had a great print, just not to wear as a skirt. Next time, I won’t pass it up!

  2. 2 Janette December 17, 2008 at 2:37 am

    When you’re going to give some bags away, do you consider outside U.S. fans too? 😀

  3. 3 Missy December 17, 2008 at 6:26 am

    What a great idea!!! And how cute! I am still in love with the Lindie bag! And thanks to your great tutorial, I have made a few as gifts this year.

    You are always so creative! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Oh, and give-a-ways are an awesome idea!!!!

  4. 4 Beth December 17, 2008 at 7:27 am

    So cute…great idea!

  5. 5 Johanna December 17, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Super cute! Too girly for my personal tastes, but it looks like an awesome bag, “not hey… was that a skirt?”

    …as for the giveaways, no one will complain if you start doing that!

  6. 6 teresa December 17, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Yes! Do the giveaways!

  7. 7 Sammyjo December 17, 2008 at 10:07 am

    love the bag, its a nice style!

  8. 8 Amanda December 17, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I think I saw the exact same clearance and thought the same thing!
    I might have to go grab a couple when they hit rock bottom. 🙂
    Good job as always – looks cute!

  9. 9 Kashoan December 17, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Doing giveaways are fun! You should do that. What a great idea for the skirt. Very CreativE!

  10. 10 anna December 17, 2008 at 10:59 am

    giving stuff away is never lame!!! bring it on!

  11. 11 It's Lily December 17, 2008 at 11:29 am

    I seriously hope they don’t come up with a 12 step program to cure us of this addiction. I don’t want to be cured. I love it! Oh, cute bag too.

  12. 12 Stacy T December 17, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    I would have never thought of making a skirt like that into a bag!! Pretty! 😀

  13. 13 Andy December 17, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    oh my goodness how cute. My favorite part is the blouse-wearing dress dummy who has her arm so casually draped over her new bag.

  14. 14 Blue Castle December 17, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    You’re brilliant! The bag looks amazing. And yes, you should do a giveaway. 🙂

  15. 15 randomrevelations December 17, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    The flirty skirty bag! I love ruffles! My sister has a shower cutain like that in white. I hope that trend never goes away! I like to feel a little demure, too!

  16. 17 Rachael December 17, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    and ruffles are so in right now.

  17. 18 Adrienne December 18, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Definitly give some away … It brings you joy to make them but angst to have them lying around and not used … share the joy!

  18. 19 Beth December 18, 2008 at 10:14 am

    That’s not lame at all. I have to confess to doing the same thing. Sometimes the fabric in thrift store skirts is perfect for lining a bag (or in this case, making a bag!). And I can’t tell you how many placemats and napkins I’ve bought over the years to turn into bags or pillows. (Let’s not talk about how many I’ve actually used.)

  19. 21 Connie December 19, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Very clever idea and oh so cute!!

  20. 22 Tiff@Three Peas December 19, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    What a neat idea! I love that!!! You always come up with the best ideas!

    Help a family very dear to my heart have a memorable Christmas. It only takes a stamp.

  21. 23 Chantal December 19, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Cute bag! Giveaways would be awesome!

  22. 24 Melanie December 21, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    I really like your background now. 🙂 And you’re a clever one with the bag too. My husband seems to think I have too many bags – WHAT?!?!? never!

  23. 25 Hilari December 22, 2008 at 1:18 am

    cute! if that’s lame, I’m wantin’ lame!

  24. 26 April December 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    That’s genius! I want one!

  25. 27 Sam December 26, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Hello, finally catching up on my reading 🙂

    I love that you made a cool bag directly out of a skirt, lol. So clever and so useable. And I also love the casual look of the dress dummy 🙂

    Hope you’re having a merry Christmas.

  26. 28 Courtney January 3, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I’m so glad to have found a kindred spirit! I quite often pick up clothes while thrifting with the sole purpose of turning them into bags (or other treasures). My family was concerned when I brought home a denim skirt to fit a 3-year-old and and woman’s XXXL shirt. “It’s for the fabric,” I said.

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