Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Scraps to Treasures ~ Pocket Purse

I love crafting, and thankfully, it seems that I have infected my teen girls.  From a very early age I have always encouraged glitter, glue, fabric, thread and just about any other form or art expression that came around.  While I was personally less than pleased at the glass table art created with the "white sand" (flour) the girls found in the fridge a ton of years ago, I can now look back with a smile and tease them about it.

I'm in the process of working up a denim quilt with old pants that get worn out (the good ones we donate)  While I have been happily ripping apart some jeans and creating a scrap pile, my daughter started rifling though it and asked if she could make a purse.  I try very hard to encourage them to try anything, and pretty much give them free reign for craft experimenting, unless I truly believe it will cause damage or bodily injury.

So my youngest daughter (15) took off with some denim pockets, a denim seam, grabbed a needle, some upholstery thread (yeah, we have it all here) and went to work.  What she came up with was a very cute, rustic, knock around purse!  It does not open up, and it's the pockets themselves that are the purse.  I helped her by running a stitch across the top just to keep it from flapping.  I'm actually pretty impressed with her ingenuity in this whole process, I had very little involvement in it's making and she has a one-of-a-kind purse that she is proud to show off at school.

What do you think?

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