Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Project - Upcycle Capri Pants Purse

Didn't take a before shot but they were
similar to this pair.
So, I was rummaging through a Salvation Army store and found a great pair of Chico's capri pants for $3.50 and thought of trying to convert them into a purse for Mary.

I added the pleats to the front as the previous owner was on the plus side.  Used the legs for the straps added a pocketed liner with fusible fleece interfacing.  Had I to do it again, I'd have used a thinner interfacing.

I used a magnetic closure and hand stitched the lining to the outer bag using a slip-stitch.  It came out nice.


  1. Very cool! I would never think to use capris to make a purse! I like the details that were actually capri details, but you would never guess if you didn't mention it!

    1. Thanks April. I got some good tutorial info from your site that helped a lot. I overstitched the X box on the front waistband to attach the strap and then duplicated it on the back waistband for continuity.