I've been sewing old clothes into new clothes ever since eighth grade, but until just recently it had never occurred to me to sew old purses into new purses. Sorry these cell phone pictures are so crappy...
Here's what it looked like before--http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/lancaster5/0215091739.jpg
I didn't get a before picture for this one, but trust me, it was ugly.
I never really understood the point of wristlets until I turned 21 and started going to bars and clubs. I get it now.