Thursday, August 4, 2011

Danielle from Blissful and Domestic

today i have over one of my good blogging friends, Danielle from Blissful and Domestic!  i love her and i know you guys will too! she has all sorts of cute ideas and today she is sharing her Mirabelle purse tutorial! 

Hello lovelies! I am so excited to be here on Madison Ave. Thanks Madison for the opportunity to share with all your readers.


I am Danielle and my bloggy home is Blissful and Domestic.
That is where I share all my crafty projects and re-purposing ideas.

I love re-purposing clothes and creating something new from something old. It is totally a fun challenge every time I look at a handmedown piece of clothing. I love how the wheels begin turning in my head, allowing me to come up with a little bit of fabulousness for my family.

And speaking of re-purposing I have a fun project to share with all of you today.

Here is my newest Re-purposing creation. I call it the Mirabelle Purse. I figure such a pretty purse needs an equally pretty name. Here is how you make it.




This is my purse, which I have been using for the past few weeks, since I made it. I love it! I have gotten so many compliments on it and it seriously is holding up to all my mommy roughness. It holds snacks, my wallet, baby wipes, action figures, my little ponies, phone, tic tacs, and all those other necessities that every mom needs.

It is really simple to make and was completely re-purposed, 
which of course is my favorite kind of project.

All you need is a skirt with lining.


I used an old khaki skirt, which regrettably no longer fit me.

I cut out the shape above x 2

I also cut a strip from my left over skirt material. 
I sewed a running stich down the side of the strip and created a ruffle.
I used cream thread to sew it onto the front piece of my purse.


Next, I put the right sides together and 
sewed around the outside with a zigzag stich.
I actually did this twice. Hoping this would help in keeping the bottom from coming undone, with all my stuff shoved into my purse.
So far so good. The bottom has not come undone.


Then I took a strip of brown fabric I had in my scrap box.
I measured it to the length I wanted. 
My strap is 26 inches, with 1 inch seam allowance on each side.


I then began making my flowers. I sewed these last, by hand.
I cut out 6 circles for each flower, from my leftover lining material.
 The first circle is your bottom.
The rest of the circles you fold into quarters and stitch into place.


And that is about it.
Not to many steps away from having a perfectly cute purse.

For more of my sewing ideas go HERE.
To read how to make a Corduroy Yo-Yo purse click HERE.
Thanks again Madison for having me!


  1. wow, great work, and great blog!


  2. Thanks so much for having me:>