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This cute, reversible bag is great as a cosmetic case.
I used two old scarves that were my great grandma's to create this reversible bag that I use to hold my cosmetics. If you can't see from the photo the inside layer is a funky plaid.
It's fun and ridiculously easy to make! Make it your own with your favorite old scarves.

Posted by *katie m* from St Louis, Missouri, United States • Published See *katie m*'s 14 projects »
  • Step 1

    Lay the two scarves on top of one another on a flat surface, with the printed sides facing out.

  • How to make a handbag. Super Easy (No Sew) Bag Made From Vintage Scarves - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tie the corners of the scarves together so that each corner has a knot in it. Tie the knot a few inches in or you won't be able to complete the next step! How far in you tie your knot will depend on the size of your scarves.

  • How to make a handbag. Super Easy (No Sew) Bag Made From Vintage Scarves - Step 3
    Step 3

    Tie adjacent corners together so that handles are formed.

  • How to make a handbag. Super Easy (No Sew) Bag Made From Vintage Scarves - Step 4
    Step 4

    Enjoy your cute, original new bag! If you like small purses, you could even use it for that! Or use some big scarves and make a big purse!

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Mel · Belgium, Wisconsin, US
That is a totally cute, and super simple, idea! =D
I love this! I have tons of old scarves that I got at thrift stores that I didn't know what to do with and this is perfect!
Colleen · 7 projects
that is so great! I love it!
Samantha · New York, New York, US · 1 project
I can't believe how easy this is!! Awesome!
Serpentira · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 3 projects
So simple and so awesome looking! (I did someting similar for my purse for prom- folded a scarf and tied it w/ a ribbon)
The scarves you choose have such wonderful patterns too, it really turned out lovely. Thanks for the tutorial!
crafty countess
crafty countess · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
love this idea
thanks for the tutorial
Hel · Roma, Queensland, AU
this is so stupendously simple! Genius
Darling Chelsea
Darling Chelsea · Belmont, North Carolina, US · 54 projects
This is fantastic!

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