I found this purple plaid skirt with suspenders at a thrift store last week for $1.
|Before: Children's Purple Plaid Jumper Skirt|
It was children's sized, so I couldn't actually model in it, but here's an example something similar I found on Google:
(Though this is a children's skirt, I couldn't seem to find pictures of children wearing them on Google. They were mostly worn by grown women.)
For my first step, I turned the skirt inside out and sewed 2 straight lines across the bottom to close the bottom opening.
|Sewing across the bottom|
Second, I took some sticky-backed Velcro, cut a piece a few inches to fit between the buttons, added some no-sew adhesive to the back for extra support, and stuck them on both sides at the top opening between the buttons so it would seal when turned right-side in.
|Attached to the top|
And that was it! Not all transformations have to be complicated.
Here again was the original skirt with suspenders:
|Before: Purple Plaid Children's Jumpsuit|
And here is the re-purposed after result:
|After: Purple Plaid Shoulder Bag|
|After: A cute, simple tote|
This children's sized skirt made for a simple tote bag that's neither too big or too small.
I hope you liked this one!
Until next time, blessings.