Old Sweater Purse

Added Jan 10, 2011

by meinenaehmas...

Rocklin, Califor...

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Description

I had on old striped wool GAP sweater. I felted it by washing it a couple of times in very hot water and drying it on the hottest setting of the dryer. After that I cut the sleeves off and made the neck opening a little bigger. Next, I folded the sweater so that the sleeve openings were located on the front of the purse and the neck openings on the side. Then I sewed the bottom of the sweater shut. The sleeves I made into handles and flowers and put them on the purse as decoration. Very easy to make and turned out really cute.

Material Notes

Old wool sweater

Difficulty

Novice

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Women
Garment Type
Accessories

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    Jan 12, 2011, 08.35 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Great idea, looks wonderful! I wonder if you used some interfacing to firm it up

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      Jan 12, 2011, 09.20 PMby meinenaehmaschine

      No, the sweater got so thick and stiff by washing it in hot water and drying it that I didn’t have to use any interfacing.

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    Jan 12, 2011, 01.10 PMby pollygirl

    This is so adorable. =)

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    Jan 11, 2011, 10.32 PMby fairytale-thirteen

    AS SWEET AS SUGAR ;-)

    I AM GOING TO MAKE ONE OF THESE WITH MY DAUGHTER AT THE WEEKEND – SHE WILL BE HYPER EXCITED WHEN SHE SEE’S THIS TOMORROW – THANK YOU FOR SHARING + HAPPY SEWING.

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    Jan 11, 2011, 07.17 PMby mamamodista

    It’s pretty, functional and recycled! I call that eco-chic. Way to go!
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    Jan 11, 2011, 12.56 PMby dottty

    Now that is simply brilliant :) Dottty x

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    Jan 11, 2011, 11.03 AMby bjr99

    Wonderful idea! It’s nice to recycle discarded garments.

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    Jan 11, 2011, 07.52 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is just a great idea! i love this bag very much and the strips look amazing with the little flowers!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 07.13 AMby lilla66

    really cute! Bravissima! lilla

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    Jan 11, 2011, 03.55 AMby runningwithscissors1

    I love it! The stripes work so well on it.

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    Jan 10, 2011, 11.52 PMby Abigail A

    Great idea and it turned out so pretty!

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