Tutorial Tuesday: Purse from old Coat and Rosettes

I have a garage sale addiction.

I’m not afraid to admit it.

The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?

But how can you pass up items that are so in need of a makeover? Re-purposing?

For next to nothing!!!!!!!

Here is what my sister and I found a few weeks ago:

We’re talking $1 people!

We turned it into this:

With plenty of jacket leftover!

It was already lined on the inside using the lining in the jacket. All we did was sew up the sides and add a zipper.


But then it looked too plain, so we added some rosettes on the front.

Here is how to make one (or more)….


  • Strip of fabric
  • glue gun
  • felt (optional….depends on what you’re using the rosette for)

Start with a long strip of fabric. See how uneven it is in the picture below? It doesn’t matter!!! YEAH for that! The longer the piece, the larger your rosette.

Fold over both sides of one end to look like this (wrong sides together):

Use a dab of hot glue to hold it in place.

Fold down that hot glued piece so it starts your rosette circle like so:

Use a little dab of glue to help hold it in place.

Next, holding the folded end, start twisting your fabric, making it go around in a circle and using hot glue to hold it in place every 1/4 of a turn or so (on the back side, obvs….it would look weird to have hot glue all over the front of your rosette).

Keep twisting your fabric and wrapping it around, glueing, twisting, wrapping, on and on until you get the size you want. 

The tighter you twist, the tighter your rosette.

We made three to go on the purse:

We glued ours directly onto the purse.

If we were going to use this for some other purpose (a headband maybe?) we would have glued felt onto the back of the rosette to make it look “finished” and to hide all the little glue spots.

That’s it!

Total cost of project: $1 !!!!! 

I already had scrap fabric to make the rosettes.

Happy crafting!

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13 Responses to Tutorial Tuesday: Purse from old Coat and Rosettes

  1. Alan says:

    Very creative. With winter coming can you make a coat from an old purse?

  2. Debbie Barlow says:

    Maybe a shawl from the coat?

  3. Jill says:

    LOVE that jacket material! What a great find!!

  4. Just for the record I fully blame my garage sale addiction on you and your sisters!

  5. So cute, and so simple! Love the flowers…what a nice touch! Great job!

  6. Now that’s quite a crafty and frugal trick! This would be a great project to link to my Tips & Tricks party. It just started, so come on over.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  7. Lindsay says:

    Such a cute idea! I bet I have some old coats in my closet that could be “repurposed” like this! I love that you were able to use the lining too. Smart thinking.

  8. Erin says:

    Super cute!! I love the addition of the rosettes! 🙂

  9. Very nice, it looks so sophisticated. You can sure make a lot of them with big ol’ coat :).

  10. Terrell says:

    Oh gosh…this has to be the most adorable thing!! I just love it!! Thank you oh so much for linking up your creation at my Fabulous Friday Finds party!! It’s such a sweet addition! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  11. Shelly B. says:

    This is hysterical! And fantastic! I have seen pillows covered with a favorite sweater before, but never a purse from a coat. Love it, absolutely love it! 🙂

  12. Audra says:

    I LOVE garage sales too!!! Great deal! Love how it turned out!! 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to Socialize with Me Monday til Sunday!! 🙂

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