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« on: February 22, 2008 09:46:06 AM »



There's some stores I won't buy from ever because of their sweatshop practices.  But if there happens to be an item from their stores in a thrift store, it's fair game - I'm not giving THEM any money.

That's how it was with this GAP hoodie sweater in tomato red and tangerine.  No before pics, but trust me on this - it shrunk a LOT.  I think it was 100% lamb's wool.  I ran it through with my regular red laundry four times before it was perfect.  I imagine if I would've done it on hot, by itself, it might have taken less trips through the washer and dryer.  I used the side seams of the torso as the side seams of my bag, used a bit of the cuff of one wrist to make a pocket, and made two handles with a bit of the hood.


It seems to hold its shape pretty well and can carry an average knitting/crochet project easily, as well as a book or two.  It was fun making this in the middle of gray wintertime. 
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008 10:09:56 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008 11:12:44 AM »

Great colors and Terrific Bag!

When you made this, did you full the sweater a little first, then cut and sew the bag....or did you do the bag first, then fulled it? I have a sweater that's been through one hot wash, hoping to turn it into a bag but worried I've already missed the opportunity.

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008 12:00:12 PM »

fulled, then cut Smiley
it's never too late!
i hand sewed it, it was a bit thick and i didn't feel like challenging my sewing machine's foot.
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008 03:37:50 PM »

That's very cool!  Here is a picture of a fulled sweater bag I made...

Sweater in the wash
Cut out to my pattern
hand sewn and needle felt embellished!



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