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!