Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baby Shorts To Clutch Purse

Good Tuesday Morning My Peeps! I'm trusting you are having a wonderful day so far! I know I am! It's good to be back and I'm back with a vengence. Okay, not really a vengence, but I do have a great tutorial for you today. This is my first tutorial ever, so please bear with me. As far as the pictures go, they really are not the best. I have poor lighting in my dining room and no window for natural light. I know, bummer, right?

Anyway, I did this project last night and I absolutely love it! I took an old pair of London's shorts and turned it into a clutch purse. It was so easy to make, but I must warn you that the reason it was easy is because I have no idea how to make a liner. But I figured, what the hey, nobody will see the inside anyway, right? Here's how to make one for yourself (or a friend, relative, okay, you get the gist!).

*Old pair of shorts (I used size 12 mos, but you can use any size)
*Straight Pins
*Sewing Machine
*Optional: Fabric Glue (In case you don't have the sticky back velcro like me)


Cut a straight line between the bottom of the shorts to make a full opening, kind of like a skirt.

Turn the shorts inside out.

Pin the legs together.
(As for the stain, I have no idea what London does sometimes, so just ignore. Heh.)

Sew a straight line all the way across. I did a couple of backstitches on both ends to keep it from coming undone.

Cut about 1/4" to 1/2" outside of the seam you just sewed.

Turn right side out.

Take your velcro...

...and adhere it to the inside of your purse.

The finished product should look like this:

And here is the inside view.
I'm not quite complete with this. I want to had some small handles and I definitely have to add some embellishments. Maybe some flowers and an applique of some sort. I just haven't decided yet.

I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any questions, be sure to ask. I tried to explain as easy as possible. Let me know if you tried making one yourself. I'd love to see! Have a great day my friends!

I am linking this to:

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Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville


  1. how darling and perfect for this spring and summer. SUPER CREATIVE TOO! JGG

  2. Oh, what a cute idea!

    Please feel free to link your project up with my Talented Tuesday Link party on My Frugal Family, found at http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/03/welcome-to-talented-tuesday.html!

    Hope to see you there!

  3. What a great idea. Your blog is adorable!!

  4. Ooo! This is so adorable! I love that it has outside pockets too : ) I'll HAVE to try this!!!

  5. that is such a cute idea! I would love for you to link up to check me out saturdays www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

  6. Now that is creative. I have some shorts I was going to get rid of, NOT NOW. Woo! Hoo! I can see these in the girls Easter Baskets. How cute. Just might have to feature this one. Wink! Wink!

    Would love to have you submit this post...

  7. I love this idea. It's something I have wanted to do with my girls jeans when they grow out of them. So clever.

  8. great idea...thank you... I will be on the look out for shorts now too..

    have a great day!

  9. That is so cute! What a great idea! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

  10. That is a great idea! So cute.

    Thank you for linking to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

  11. That is the cutest purse. It is very shabby chic.
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  12. that is just too cute! So glad to see you at the party again! please do stop by more often! All the best, Sara