How to Make a No-Sew Safety Pin Purse

Fun and funky, this no-sew safety pin hobo purse is inexpensive and easy to make. Craft one in every color to match your summer wardrobe.

You will need

  • Bandanna or scarf
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ruler
  • Safety pins
  • Additional bandanna or scarf (optional)

Step 1 Iron the bandanna Smooth the bandanna over an ironing board and press gently with an iron to remove any wrinkles.

Step 2 Measure the bandanna Measure 8 inches from each corner with the ruler. Then tie a knot at each corner at that point. Make sure the knots are tight.

Step 3 Create the handles Use a double knot to tie two of the ends together. Repeat with the remaining two ends.

Step 4 Embellish with safety pins Attach safety pins of various sizes to the body of the purse. Attach them at random intervals in a whimsical manner or position them in straight lines for a harder, industrial look.

Step 5 Fill your purse Place your essentials inside the purse. It’s big enough to hold lip gloss, a cell phone, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a wallet. Toss it over your shoulder and you’re ready to go!