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Kpuppy
« on: June 16, 2007 01:41:05 PM »

I made this bag today! It was very easy to make. I used two sweaters that I found at Goodwill. The orange sweater had a stain on it and the green tweed sweater (I swear it is green, though it looks grey in the pictures) looked as if it had been accidentally felted and shrunk. Both are 100% lambswool.

I used the tutorial from this episode of Threadbanger:
http://www.threadbanger.com/episode/threadheads_10 (if you aren't watching Threadbanger, you really should be).



I didn't make it reversible like in the tutorial, and since the two sweaters were so thick, it was very hard to sew the strap together in a way that would look good, so I took a rectangle of the orange fabric and knotted it around the strap and stitched the knot so it wouldn't come undone. Finally, I cut a flower shape out of the two fabrics and sewed a cool button in the middle to hold it to the bag. I left the flower kind of floppy, although I stitched the top petal to the bag so it wouldn't be too floppy.

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littlebluegirl
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007 01:45:24 PM »

LOVE THIS!!!  You did an ace job!  Was is hard to sew, being such thick fabric?
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Kpuppy
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007 02:01:08 PM »

In places it was hard to sew, especially on the strap as I explained in the post. Luckily, however, the orange sweater was relatively thin, so it turned out to be not so bad. I used a 16/100 needle on the machine to compensate for the thickness, and I "helped" the material along because it was almost too thick.

Oh, and thank you so much for the compliment!
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007 06:41:04 PM »

Great job on the bag. It has a kinda retro theme as the flower reminds me of the flower power era of the 70s. Thanks for sharing this cool bag!!
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