Friday, June 19, 2009

Frugal Friday- Sweater Purse

I'd seen a pattern for one of these sweater purses a while back...and now I can't find the link...sorry ya'll! I'll try to explain it clearly...
I started at Goodwill...finding a half off wool sweater...someone had obviously semi felted it in their dryer...oops! It was GAP...should make a nice purse!
Lay it out on it's back....cut down the collar to about the chest area...cut off each sleeve. Turn inside out...meet the side seems and then sew across the bottom...a few times for strength. Voila...a purse! I attached a fake green rose for a little flare. I plan to use the sleeves as babylegs this winter...very very warm ones!
I have been making other things....but they are all Christmas gifts so I can't show you...sorry!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the bag! You know me and bags/purses. But I have a question. What about the raw edges where the straps are created? Did you turn them under or is there no problem because of it being where the sleeve seam came in? Love, Mom

MomE said...

I really should have pointed out that I did not cut into the sleeve seam...so I didn't need to sew the handle together. As for the raw edges...my wool sweater was already felted (from someone's dryer, no doubt) so it didn't show any signs of raveling...so I just left it. I suppose you could stitch around it all if you wanted to make sure!

Anonymous said...

Love the bag! Super cute! Tonia