Color My Purse Beautiful


While I was being molded into a young lady, I noticed that my mother either carried a black purse or a brown purse.  The purse would match her shoes too.  Come to think of it, no one that I can remember carried a bright-colored purse. I think it was just the sign of the times.  In fact…

The Hippie Conversion Tote


The hippie conversion tote bag, is what I’ve converted from a 1970’s suede pillowcase to the year 2013.   I can’t wait to carry my new tote bag! I added the heaviest single sided fusible ultra firm stabilizer, which makes the tote bag stand firm and tall.  I bought the handles, and added a snap, with fabric lining from…

Upcycle Tote Bag Tutorial


This cute magazine size tote bag, is well worth the effort. The lesson I’ve learned is that arranging the proper color coordination with contrasting fabrics can make, or break your design. With only two placemats in this color palate, made me a little nervous. I knew that I couldn’t afford any mistakes while creating, cutting, or designing.  Relying…

Hippie Conversion


While making my first tote bag, my mind started to drift to my next creation. My auntie gave me two suede pillowcases that I can convert into a tote bag. As my mind starts racing to the finish line, I decided that I’m going to use the blocking technique that’s very popular now, and in the 80’s….

Mini clutch wallet tutorial and More


Placemats have become my reusable (recycled) product of choice this month. Not to mention my $5 tablecloth  I use for lining my purses.  Using only four placemats (12×18) I created a tote bag, wristlet and mini clutch without a pattern.  My goal is to create as many purses throughout the year documenting my progress. Laura Ashley placemats made from a durable…

Fall in Love with Wristlets a Fun Tutorial


I love any small purse that can fit into my large purse or tote.  For me it’s just another way to organize my stuff.  The secret is that my necessities fit nicely into this small space, and all other things I throw into my tote or purse are for those – ” just in case I need it moments.”…

Wristlet Purse Tutorial


This is a quick and easy tutorial and a cinch to make as a quick gift or to use yourself.  The wristlet purse tutorial- made with recycled materials found around your home. Of course you dont have to use recylced materials, and you can embellish anyway you like. Materials needed: Pillow case (decorative) Placemat (template) Placemat…