How To Upcycle An Old Skirt Into A Bag

Izzy MEIMsaab demonstrates how to upcycle an old skirt into a bag in this upcycling tutorial.  Izzy provides clear instructions that are easy to follow and the leather skirt that she used makes a beautiful leather tote bag.

This is so much easier than making a bag from scratch and it’s fully lined!  All the materials and equipment that you’ll need to upcycle your old skirt into a bag are listed below.

  • An old skirt
  • Thread in an appropriate colour to match or contrast your bag
  • 2 handles
  • 4 d-rings
  • Scrap cardboard for the base
  • Pins
  • Sharp fabric scissors
  • A measuring tape
  • Something to mark out the length e.g. a pen or dressmakers chalk
  • Leather sewing needle (Izzy recommends a no 16 needle) if your skirt is made of leather.
  • An iron
  • A sewing machine

Have you ever tried to upcycle an old skirt into a bag or have you just tried this tutorial?  How did it work out?

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