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This item sold on July 3, 2012.

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Ruffles are always fun and this purse in brown, orange, yellow, gray, and white hits the fun button. The purse is made from an upcycled child's skirt with sheer print fabric over coordinating satin fabric. The jersey knit lining of the skirt was sewn together to form the foundation of the purse. The seams are double stitched for sturdiness and to hide any raw edges. The bag measures 11 inches tall and the width is 10 inches at the top and 18 inches at the bottom.

The top of the bag is trimmed with chocolate brown, polka dotted, upcycled grosgrain ribbon. The bag closure is elastic ribbon that loops around a vintage button (yellow and brown).

The sturdy strap is made from orange sheeting (upcycled, of course) and topped off with upcycled brown bias tape. The strap measures 15 inches from top of strap to top of bag.

An extra flourish to this bag is the handmade flower pin that attaches to the strap with an aligator clip. The pin can be removed and worn on a headband or as a pin on your shirt. It is made with the edges of the orange sheeting (you know how the corners of a fitted sheet are gathered with elastic? Well, I cut it off and made a flower out of it - I KNOW!) and the extra part of the purse strap that wasn't used.

As you can see, I like to recycle and upcycle just about everything. I know you'll appreciate carrying this "green" purse as a fashion statement with your wardrobe.

Meet the owner of tidybrownwren

Kelly Miller

Ruffled Purse made from an upcycled child's skirt


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: jersey, sheer fabric, satin fabric, cotton, vintage button, grosgrain ribbon, alligator clip
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 4 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people