Football season is here! On Saturday I am watching the game with my 2 youngest children and even though it is pre-season, I get into it. I am 100% that annoying person yelling at the TV like they can hear me. Then the most adorable thing started happening. The 3 and 4 year old started yelling the same things I was at the TV… only they don’t know much about football so it would be at completely random times. It is so cute to watch them yell, “Go, go, go!” at the players during a field goal attempt… the opposing team’s attempt. It was a great reminder of how much fun football can be even when you know nothing about the sport. This DIY Cincinnati Bengals purse celebrates that innocent fun with a mix of whimsical buttons and traditional style.
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- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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- XL Bengals Zip-Up Jacket
- Straight Pins
- Needle Black Thread
- Large Orange Button
- Small Orange Button
- Large Black Button
- Small Black Button
- Orange Strap (Measured and Cut for where you would like the purse to hang)
First, sew a whip-stitch around your zipper 6-7 inches from the top.
- Make sure that your jacket is zipped closed for this. You are creating a new stop for the zipper so it needs to be above the stitch.
Next, cut off the trim around the bottom in one long piece.
- Keep this for another project that I will be sharing with you later.
Then cut up the side seam of the jacket to just below where you sewed around the zipper.
Cut straight across the front of the jacket, again staying under the sewn part on your zipper.
Repeat step 3 on the opposite side seam of the jacket.
Next, cut to the sleeves on either side.
Then cut about the sleeves and the collar, leaving the collar attached as pictured.
- Again, save the pieces you have removed for another project.
Fold your jacket piece in half at the zipper with right-sides facing together.
Line up the edges and pin them together.
Next, sew around the pinned edges starting at the bottom and stopping at the collar.
After the rest of the edges are sewn, trim the collar to match the edge and sew close.
Unzip your zipper and turn your purse right-side out.
Next, sew one end of your strap to the large orange button.
Once the orange button is secure, sew the small black button on top of it.
- During these steps, don’t add too many stitches. It will make it harder to attach to your purse in the next step.
Now sew the buttons to the top of your purse.
Repeat steps 13 through 15 with the large black button and small orange button at the bottom of your purse.
How much fun is this DIY Cincinnati Bengals purse?! I love it when you find something your love at the thrift store and are able to turn it into something amazing. In this case it is being turned into 4 amazing somethings. I will be sharing those tutorials with you throughout the month so don’t throw out any of the pieces we didn’t use to make the purse. Now it is time to check out what my friends discovered this month at the links below.
Don’t Forget to Pin It!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!