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DIY Purse Refashion Using Vintage Florals

Use a vintage sheet and Mod Podge in this fabulous DIY purse refashion – it’s such an easy craft project, and very budget friendly!

DIY Purse Refashion Using Vintage Florals

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 fashion craft.

DIY Purse Refashion

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. I think you’re going to love this DIY purse project.

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

Gather These Supplies

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

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.

Piece of fabric with a floral print partially cut out with a pair of scissors

Arrange your flowers on your clutch in a pattern that works for you.

Clutch with unglued fabric flowers on the front

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.

Adding Mod Podge to the back of the fabric on the front of the clutch

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!

Do you like this DIY purse refashion with Mod Podge Fabric? Then I think you’re going to appreciate these fabric coasters made with another vintage item! See what I made them out of at the post.

Learn how to make simple DIY coasters with vintage fabric and decoupage medium. These are so easy and make a great gift!


Sunday 26th of November 2023

Easy 🥰, thank you for sharing .


Friday 30th of May 2014

wow that's cool. i will surely do this on this weekend


Wednesday 28th of May 2014

So cool! Going on my to-do list, for sure!


Wednesday 28th of May 2014

Beautiful purse