Then I thought there might be a way to convert a regular purse into a belt bag. To make one as cheaply as possible, I combed thrift stores for the right purse. I bought this black fabric pouch purse for $3. Converting it to a hip pouch was a cinch. This one is great for casual T-shirt-and-jeans days, but I actually use it more for biking than anything else. It’s the perfect size for a mobile phone, keys, and inhaler. Now I’m on the hunt for a more dressy, leather version.
As you can see by the hip bags above, there are many ways you can strap a purse around your hips — or even clip it to your belt or belts loops. This tutorial is just one way you can do it. You could sew tabs to the back of the purse that would loop over the belt like tab-top curtains. Sewing clips onto the purse and hooking it onto a belt could also work — and it might even be easier than what I did.