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A boho skirt refashioned to a cute boho purse!

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I have had this skirt since my very first thrift store run, when I started this blog. So, yeah, a couple years now. I thought the pattern was so cute when I bought it…just never had that “aha!” on a design that worked with the material.

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It has a great color scheme – nice muted, earthy tones – with a fun, almost-patchwork pattern. I thought it would work well as a small hobo-style purse (like the one I made for my mom), since it’s a random print and didn’t need to “match up” along the front and back seams. I grabbed some newspaper and got to work on my design.

All the pieces:

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I had plenty of skirt to do both the inside and outside of the same material – no waste here!

After a few zips on the trusty sewing machine… a cute boho purse:

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And because this is a pretty open style purse, I thought it could use some closure. I sought advice from my assistant.

I like this button, and this one, and this one, and I want to throw them all over the house!
I like this button, and this one, and this one, and I want to throw them all over the house!

And we finally came to a decision. The brown one, on top of that other brown one! (Yes, I know they’re all brown, haha)

Here’s the finished bag:

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This will be up for sale soon on my Etsy page :)

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