Pocket Purse

The experts at Family Fun Magazine (my favorite if you haven’t figured that out yet) put out a craft book some time ago called Family Fun Crafts: 500 Creative Activities for You and Your Kids. Who couldn’t buy that with a name like that, right?

My daughter had been wanting to make these pocket purses for some time now so today we did. She loves purses!

You will need:
* the back pockets from an old pair of jeans
* needle and thread
* ribbon, yarn or old belt

Cut out the pocket. Make sure you cut around the seam and not through it.

Sew on a long piece of ribbon or robe for the handle. We made ours long because my daughter likes to wear her purses across her chest.

Embellish how ever you want! We were going to use fabric paint but she got a little too excited and say it was “good to go.” =o)

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  1. So cute!!! Love it! 😉 Seems that your daughter enjoyed a lot!!!

  2. FamilyFun is an absolute favorite of mine as well. My daughter made that same purse a couple of years ago. So cute!

  3. Aww that is cute!

  4. Those are cute! I’ve made tooth fairy pockets for my grandsons out of old jeans.

  5. I LOVE this! I even want one for myself:)

  6. So gosh darn cute. A girl can never have too many purses.

  7. Oh how cute!!!! I have been on a sewing kick the last few days for my daughter’s American Girl doll and I bet I could make a smaller version for her doll.

    I love when I find free ideas! LOL

  8. Saw you on link party, now following you via google and network blogs. Great post, I love upcycling clothes! Karima x http://www.karimascrafts.com

  9. I love to cut up jeans and re use them. And this is the perfect purse for a little girl. I am following you now!!!

  10. Pockets can be so many fun things! Thanks for sharing!

  11. What a cute little purse! I made a few of them for gifts last year.

  12. What a fabulous idea and your model is adorable!!

  13. This is such a sweet project! Thanks for sharing! I am visiting from Someday Crafts and I am a new follower!! Hope you have a great week and that I see you around soon!!

  14. That is such a lovely idea!


  15. Such a great idea! And speaking of Family Fun Magazine, I just saw your adorable daughter and her Carrot Patch treats in the latest issue!! How cool.

  16. I love this blog, you have so many great ideas! I am excited to try some of them with my 2 year old.

  17. I had one of these when I was a kid, ahhh memories!