Wednesday, October 15, 2008

When is a purse not a purse?

When it's a pillow!

I picked up a couple of woven purses at garage sales this past summer. They look like their origin could be American Indian. Or Mexican Indian. Or maybe Portuguese Indian. But as much as I love the designs and the colors, they're not purses I'd carry down here in hot, humid South Texas.

So I decided to make them into something I would use...pillows! The idea was so simple I don't know why I didn't think of it immediately after I brought them home.

And it was an easy project. I just stuffed a pillow form into the purse instead of my checkbook and lipstick.

I used the strap as the pillow top, handstitching one side of it to the side of the purse. Before stitching the other side, I tucked in the remainder of the strap.

Abracadabra, two usable pillows.


  1. Well now, aren't you just the mother of invention? ;-) Seriously, that's a great idea!

  2. You are smarter and more creative than I had given you credit for! *wink* Love it!

  3. Now that was using your noggin. (Did I spell that correctly?...anyone?)
    Really, quite creative. I'm very impressed. Enjoy your great new pillow purses.


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