Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shirt Purses or Man Bags...You Choose

This weeks family fun activity is shirt purses. We had so much fun and they are so simple.

1. Find an old T-shirt that you think would make a dazzling purse.

2. Cut the sleeves off the shirt but leave the seam.

3. Wear the sleeves on your head it's fashionable.

4. Cut out a u-shape at the collar leaving at least 2 inches for each strap. The deeper you cut your u-shape the longer your purse straps will be but don't cut past the middle of the shirt.

5. Now would be the perfect moment to compliment your children on their fabulous cutting skills.

6. Cut 1 inch wide strips at the base of the shirt 6 inches up and mesmerize your two-year-old at the same time.

7. Try on your gypsy shirt.

8. Take the first strip of fabric, seperate the top from the bottom and tie it in a square knot. (Before you seperate the strips you could slide a large bead over them and then tie them in a square knot). Continue all the way down.

9. Revel in your finished product, or add some bling to it using ribbons, beads, glitter glue, etc.... My daughter added a pocket to the inside of the purse.

10. Show the world how sassy you can be and save the neck for a bib or scarf, whatever you want to call it.

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