How to Make a Purse Out of Baseball Pants

by Dakota Wright

Turning baseball pants into a purse is an ideal way to recycle unused clothing into something more stylish. While the jeans-to-purse transition has been done before, many people never think to use part of a discarded baseball uniform. The result is a new purse that shows team spirit.

Items you will need

  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary guide
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Iron
  • Decorative belt
Step 1

Turn any pockets inside out so they aren't removed during the cutting process. The pockets will be functional when the purse is finished.

Step 2

Fold the baseball pants in half at the waist so that one leg covers the other. Lay the pants flat on a cutting mat. Make sure that the pants are aligned at the waist and legs for a straight cut.

Step 3

Lay the rotary guide on top of the pants and line it up horizontally at the crotch. Cut a straight line next to the guide with a rotary cutter.

Step 4

Set the legs of the pants aside. Turn the baseball pants inside out and pin the two sides of the cut material together. Sew along the pinned line to form the hem in the bottom of the bag. Turn the bag over and sew along the stitches to create a reinforced seam. Turn the bag right-side out.

Step 5

Set a pant leg on the cutting mat and use the rotary cutter and guide to cut a length of fabric 3-inches wide. Make the fabric as long as you want for the strap. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and iron it. Take each cut edge and turn it under to the bottom of the fold and iron the strip again on each side.

Step 6

Sew a straight stitch along the strap to join the two edges of the fabric. Pin the strap ends to the inside of the new purse on opposite sides. Sew an "X" over the strap ends. Remove the pins and push any pockets back in place. Loop a decorative belt through the waistband of the new purse.

Tips & Warnings

  • Sew team logos onto your new purse if you wish.
  • Rotary cutters are very sharp and shouldn't be used without a rotary guide.

Photo Credits

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