I wanted a new purse but after a disappointing shopping trip where the purses I liked either didn't have a layout I liked or didn't have a price tag I liked I decided to make my own!
start with the purse you want to up-cycle. I love the layout of this purse, but have gone off the colour a little and the corners and edges are a bit battered
find a piece of fabric that will cover your purse and that you like! This is an off-cut from a skirt I bought with the intention of modifying (future project)
glue the edge of the fabric to the edge of the purse. I'm sure you could use fabric glue as well, I just went for what was at hand. REMEMBER don't cover too much inside or you won't be able to use the card slots!
And I would recommend gloves or something to hold the fabric down when gluing to avoid becoming physically attached to your purse! (learnt that the hard way)
If you need to, cut slits or holes for poppers and zips and glue round the edges. I found the purse still popper-ed shut without cutting the fabric and with a fold in the fabric concealed the slit I cut for the zip at the back.
And that's it ... a brand new purse!