But first what you have all been waiting for.....
The winner is -
Butterfly Wishes and Wonderland Dreams! THAT IS YOU!! Congrats.
Now for the fine print - you have 48 hours to send me an email with your address so I can get the movies in the mail to you. If I don't here from by then I will pick another winner.
Thanks to all of you that commented and helped to spread the word.
Moving on to a fun tutorial!
Started with this pair of pants. The buttons have completely worn out and don't stay closed so they can't be re-sold or given away.
I turned it inside-out and sewed the bottom shut. My sewing skills leave a little bit to be desired. But I don't have a working sewing machine and the lining on these pants was really hard to work with.
This is the bottom all sewn up and turned the right way.
Once it was all sewn up I cut an extra long strip off the legs to be the strap. I attached some cute ribbon to it and then attached the strap to the purse.
A great fit for Avery and for Sam (she tried it out and played with it later on).
These pants were cargo style and had these super cute little pockets on the sides. I cut them off of the pants too and saved them. For now I told Sam that they could be little coin purses for her to put in the purse but I am thinking they could be fun to incorporate into some other crafting project as well!
SO fun to get to use a pair of pants that both girls wore for something they can have fun with now! May have to make a second one though as I am seeing fights in the future.
Got any old pants laying around? Make a purse!
The Nitty Gritty!
A few more details about the purse. I didn't sew the ribbon or the strap onto the purse. I just used liquid stitch because the waist band was too thick for me to sew through and, well let's face it, I am lazy! But so far it is holding up great. The liquid stitch worked for the little metal scrap booking detail as well too.
My girls are very into dress ups right now and Avery is constantly carrying around a purse so I think this will be a big hit!
Explaining to Sam the process of making the purse, why I made it out of an old pair of pants and what would have happened to the pants if I didn't make the purse helps to turn this craft into a learning opportunity.