A kid's favorite outgrown pants can be more than a stylish memory if you turn the pockets into a hip pocket purse. Little trendsetters can pick from this season's ribbons for a flattering purse handle.
- Seam ripper
- Old pants
- Sturdy ribbon, such as grosgrain
- Thread to match pants
Use a seam ripper to remove two back pockets from old pants.
Ask your daughter how long she'd like the purse handle to be, then cut a length of sturdy ribbon, such as grosgrain, to the desired size.
Pin pockets together, right sides out, and sandwich ribbon between the pockets to form a handle. Stitch over old seams with matching thread.
Anchor ribbon ends inside pockets by stitching over them.