Thursday, July 14, 2011

top refashion

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!


  1. Cute refashion! Thx for your comment! I'm jealous of your book find! I think I would freak out if I found that!!!!!!!!!!!! If you ever get sick of it you know who to tell. I'll pay for it :P

  2. Love it.... I want one!! -Natalie

  3. Cute! What a great idea!! It came out great! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower! I would love love love if you would link this up to my Delicately Constructed linky party!
    I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I see you around soon!


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