upcycled black and tan purse by bohoECO

Autumn skirt upcycling – part two

Remember this neutral, fun and funky skirt upcycle from two weeks ago?

Here’s round two! I started with an acrylic skirt with a woven texture. The background color is either black, or the darkest navy blue that I have ever seen. It’s literally hard to tell, even outdoors! But because I like to say it, I’m going to call these colors black and tan.¬† And the slash pockets- love them!

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I had this super duper long tan webbed belt that was perfect for the straps:

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This time, instead of one long strap, I decided on two. More like handles, I suppose. It adds a little more structure and makes the bag less floppy when you’re carrying it. Plus, there’s less need for a closure, since holding the handles together keeps it from opening. About an hour of cutting, sewing, turning, and finishing, and here’s the final purse:

upcycled black and tan purse by bohoECO

upcycled black and tan purse by bohoECO

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I left the zipper and hook/eye intact, so it’s more obvious that this purse was made from a skirt.

upcycled black and tan purse by bohoECO

upcycled black and tan purse by bohoECO
See – doesn’t it sort of look navy in this picture?

A-line skirts are perfect for upcycling into purses. I only had to alter the shapes a tad, sew across the bottom of the lining and the outer layer, turn outside out, and sew the handles. Easy peasy. What do you think?

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