Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sweater Purse

I found some great blogs about how to make a purse from a sweater and decided to try it for myself.  This sweater was one that I had really liked and when it did that dreadful sweater shrink thing, I decided to save it and remake it into something else.  That and an old belt and a new purse was born.  I didn't take pictures of the process because I didn't think I would be sharing this as a project but it turned out so well that I decided to go ahead and share with links to the blogs that I followed.  The first blog was sarahdudik yellow-sweater-turns-into-a-bag-with-pockets/.  This blog led me to the second blog at lemonsqueezyhome/purse-week-kick-off.  I followed the main idea in both blogs but threw in my own changes.  My purse pieces ended up measuring about 13" x 11".  I used an old belt for the handles and with the little left over piece at the end of the belt I made a closure tab with a snap hammered in.  I'm very happy with how it turned out and can't wait to make some more!  A shot of the lining-I used a fat quarter.
Close up of the handles and closure.
Happy sewing!


  1. Your bag looks great with the belt as the handles. I especially like the closure. I think the lining you chose is fun because it looks like sweater fabric to me.

    I'm glad you found my blog!

    1. Aw, I'm so glad you like my version. Thank you for the inspiration to get me going. I've been on a major purse making kick lately, lol. I love using belts for handles because I can find them so cheap at thrift stores. And I hate paying a lot for, well, anything.