Monday, August 17, 2009

Army Pants????

About a year ago, I found out that you could make purses out of Army shirts! But.....It is quite expensive to have them made. I have really seen some beautiful ones on the internet, but was not willing to pay to have it done, when I figured I could do it myself. So when Clint was here in February, he purposely left a pair of his pants so I could make purses for Noelle and myself. At first I was a little dissapointed that he gave me pants and not a shirt for this project. After all, I had only seen bags made out of shirts, not pants. Well.........it took me a few months to figure out how to cut up the pants in order to make two purses. (I didn't want Noelle to get the only one, LOL I had to have one also!) Finally I figured it all out! Both purses are nearly alike, just some small differences. Like the pockets inside are different. Every part of the pants were utilized in this project. I used the waistband on my bag. It made a great strap in which I can hook my phone or keys to the belt loop. In fact, I can even shorten my strap because of the ties that would make it fit tighter to the waist. On the outside, is the very large pocket that is normally on the thigh of the pants. The inside is a patriotic themed material, then the extra pockets sewn on top of that, to put little goodies in. In the end, I made two purses, and three little pouches for a total of $2.00. (price of lining material). A lot better than a price of $50.-$80. I would say! Now.......there are only tiny scraps of those Army pants left! Thanks Clint!














2 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Gloria,
WHAT a wonderful idea. You did a GREAT job and what a tribute to Clinton!!! I had not heard of this. Thanks for sharing this special story and the pictures!!!
Madi and Mom

countryliving said...

That is so neat!!!!!! Very special indeed.