A while back some of my girlfriends arranged a clothing swap.We got together with our clothes that we no longer wore and swapped them for new ones. It's a great - free - way to mix up your wardrobe.
This is one of the tops I picked up that day:
I really liked it but it was a bit tight.
Since I'd been wanting to try out some 'refashioning' techniques I thought this would be a great start.
I decided to turn this top into a fun little bag for summer.
I turned it inside out and cut some fabric to line the inside of the bag. I used jersey because the shirt had a bit of stretch to it. I also stitched a little pocket onto one of the panels.
I cut off the elastic from the built-in bra...
...and stitched the jersey to the lining in the top.
Then I stitched the straps to the other side to make a strap/handle.
And that's it! A cute top converted into a simple bag.
And voila. A free bag!