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Quick and easy pillowcase purse
Easy purse i found on another site, it was a brief how to that didnt give much detail so i had to figure most of it out my self. wasnt hard took about 20 mins for a super cute and easy recycled purse.

Sorry if any thing is unclear its my first tutorial....please post versions or feel free to ask a question if need be.

Posted by Hope from Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States • Published See Hope 's 6 projects »
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  • How to make a recycled tote. Simple Pillow Case Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your materials, scissors, machine hem tape fabric glue, what ever you want to use, and an iron. lay your pillowcase out on a flat surface iron all the seams and edges flat repeat on both sides till all wrinkles are gone.

  • How to make a recycled tote. Simple Pillow Case Bag - Step 1
    Step 2

    Useing a very sharp pair of scissors cutthe bottom hem off your pillowcase then cut it on the diagional as .

  • How to make a recycled tote. Simple Pillow Case Bag - Step 2
    Step 3

    You will end up with 2 acute triangles, once you flip them around lay them out like so.

  • How to make a recycled tote. Simple Pillow Case Bag - Step 3
    Step 4

    Now simply place one half inside the other,(open one half completely and lay the other half on top of it still closed and fold open half over )being sure to match up your corners.

  • How to make a recycled tote. Simple Pillow Case Bag - Step 4
    Step 5

    After you have every thing matched up and have hemmed any raw edges you want to it will look like this.

  • How to make a recycled tote. Simple Pillow Case Bag - Step 5
    Step 6

    This parts a lil tricky to explain once the triangles are booked together you will end up with 4 loose edges(marked in red) one on the outside of both sides and one on both sides of the inside, this is where i found it easier to use hem tape along the edges and press it down according to the manufactures directions.

  • How to make a recycled tote. Simple Pillow Case Bag - Step 6
    Step 7

    Hem up the bottom edge, turn your purse right side out iron every thing flat again carefull of the places u glued or used hem tape on, tie a tight square knot out of the points of the triangles and wala a super simple purse that cost ya pretty much nothing , if u were like me and had pillowcases laying around that didnt match...

    incase any one does happen to notice , yes the pics are of 2 different pillow cases, i was working on 2 purses at the same time... and forgot to take a pic while i was working on the one i was photographing... Have Fun!

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