DIY vintage floral purse refashion

DIY decoupaged purse refashion (using vintage bed sheets!)I have a slight problem. I love vintage flower patterns. I can’t get enough of them . . . on plates, old handkerchiefs, botanical images… the list goes on! The old flower images are soft, classic and pretty . . .  and yet simple and graphic in their own way. I’ve incorporated these floral items into my home where I can, but I admit that I have several vintage bed sheets sitting in my fabric stash, waiting to be used in a pretty craft.

Every time spring rolls around, I often want a new, fun accessory or two to use in the warmer weather. I recently decided to use up some of my vintage fabric to create a new, floral look on a bag I already owned.

Want to see how to make it? It is really easy to do and can be created with any floral fabric you may have in your craft stash. Just grab an old fabric bag or purse and some decoupage!

DIY Vintage Floral Decoupage Purse Refashion

Supplies needed:

  • Small fabric pencil case or clutch
  • Mod Podge Fabric
  • Vintage floral sheets (or any other thin, floral fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Brush

DIY decoupaged purse refashion (using vintage bed sheets!)Steps to make a floral clutch:

Wash and dry your fabric if you haven’t already.

Using scissors, carefully cut out flower shapes from your fabric.  (TIP: If your fabric does not cut cleanly without fraying, you can brush a thin coat of Mod Podge over the fabric. Allow that to dry and the fabric will cut just fine. The fabric may be a little stiffer, but you still can work with it in the next steps.)

DIY decoupaged purse refashion (using vintage bed sheets!)Arrange your flowers on your clutch in a pattern that works for you.

DIY decoupaged purse refashion (using vintage bed sheets!)Brush a thin coat of decoupage to the back of the fabric and press each flower down over the purse. Smooth out any bubbles with your fingers.

DIY decoupaged purse refashion (using vintage bed sheets!)Allow that glue to dry for two hours. Then, brush another coat of decoupage over top of the fabric to seal it.

That’s it! Now you have a fun and “new” floral bag for the spring and summer!

DIY decoupaged purse refashion (using vintage bed sheets!)I can’t wait to use mine. It’ll be perfect for holding my keys, wallet and cell phone if I need to run somewhere. Plus, it will make me smile as I now get to run errands carrying some vintage, floral goodness!

Madigan madeAbout the Podger: You might call Shannon the Clark Kent of craft blogging. By day, she is a pharmacist and by night she shares simple ideas for crafts, décor and much more with her readers. She also craves chocolate, loves a thrifty find and tries (often unsuccessfully) to avoid glue gun burns. You can find Shannon on her blog, Madigan Made, and on FacebookTwitter,  Google + or Pinterest, too.