Pants Cuff Purse

This purse is so easy that a child could make it. Really it’s just made by cutting the cuff off of a pair of pants, sewing together the cut edge, and sewing a ribbon on for a strap…  I made this into a tutorial for the kids.

If you make one of these, I would love to see it!  I’ve set up a flickr group for everyone to show-n-tell what y’all make from my tutorials!


step 1

find  cute pair of worn out pants. these have huge holes in the knees.


Step 2

make a straight cut (below the worn out knee) the length you’d like your purse to be.


Step 3

turn inside out and sew together the cut edge. I surged it but you can do a straight stich.


Step 4

sew a lenth of ribbon on  for the strap.


Enjoy your new purse or give them as gifts!  My 5 year old daughter is showing the one that she just made!



About Missy

I'm a wife to an awesome Army vet, and mother to four daughters and three step-sons! I love to sew. I learned to sew in 4H, and from my Oma while staying with her for a week or two in the summers as a young girl. I love to bake desserts. I would love to live on lots of land and own lots of animals. I've always been drawn to nature which has lead me towards a more natural and healthy lifestyle which I'm finally trying to bring back into my life, and those precious lives around me.
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6 Responses to Pants Cuff Purse

  1. Beth Miller says:

    I love it!!What a great idea!

  2. sylvia says:


  3. Denise says:

    OH MY!!! What a fabulous idea!!!! And your daughter looks adorable modeling it 🙂

  4. Your girls look like angels.

    the purse is cute too.


  5. Anne says:

    Great idea for using the leftover pants legs!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing Blog:…m-a-pants-cufftutorial-simple-bag-from-a-pants-cuff/2009/03/19/

  6. kimberlee says:

    You’re brilliant!

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