Child's purse made from felt and recycled denim.
My daughter has a thing for the Wizard of Oz, and I thought she could use a rainbow...So I put together a simple little purse for her, with a rainbow pocket.
Cut a length of fabric, in this case, denim from an old ripped skirt, in a rectangle. I used the bottom hem of the skirt as my top edge(the opening of the purse), so I wouldn't have to hem it. When deciding how much, fold it in half horizontally, leaving 1/2 inch - 1 inch seam allowance. If you are using a hot glue gun, now's the time to get it heating up.
Cut a length of hem, seam, or waistband from your jeans or skirt, however long you'd like the strap to be.
Fold your rectangle of denim into your purse shape, inside out(the part you want showing inside). Start gluing or sewing your hem. If you're gluing, draw a straight line with your glue gun, along the inside of your edges(sandwiching the glue between the open sides of the fabric). Do not, I REPEAT DO NOT glue the top edge, or your purse will not be a purse. It will be an unstuffed pillow.
Flip your purse base right side out, and sew or glue the ends of your strap inside, each end on an opposite side. Set aside.
Decide what image(in this case a rainbow) you want your pocket to be, and cut out pieces of felt to suit your liking. For mine, I made each 'bow' slightly smaller than the last, but with enough edge to put under the previous color, so they stuck to each other when glued. I cut out clouds, and glued them over the funky rough edges at the ends of the rainbow, then pink stars over the clouds. In the center, I glued a blue heart(Sofi's favorite color), followed by a plastic gem in the center of that. I glued the entire piece to a scrap piece of denim, then cut off the edges, showing only the design. I then glued the rainbow piece only along the edges(except the top edge) to the front of the purse. Ta DA!!