This skirt was too small for Rebekah, but it was so cute, I couldn't get rid of it. Instead, I turned it into an adorable purse! The picture below shows what I started with. The fabric belt came with the skirt, and made a great shoulder strap. I used a seam ripper to remove the pink eyelet fabric and used it on a different skirt you can see here. One thing I wish I would have done, was add a magnetic snap to keep it closed.
Then I laid the skirt on top of my lining fabric and traced around it. I cut two out and sewed them together leaving the top open, shown in the next picture.
Then I sewed the bottom of the skirt closed. As an alternative, you can leave the bottom of the skirt open so you can see the lining fabric.
I then pinned the lining into the jean skirt, folding the raw edge under as I went. Make sure you pin your straps in too! Then sew around the purse to secure and that's it!
This purse was given to my niece for her 5th birthday. A girl can always use another cute purse!