Sweaters' purse-arific afterlife
A bunch of sweaters (from the fill-a-bag-for$5 phase of a church rummage sale)
+ multiple runs through the washer
+ iron-on interfacing to stiffen felt
+ acrylic yarn to sew it all together
+ a sewn-in lining and velcro closure
= hopefully cute purse!
As it's for a cousin in grade school, it's literally
cute, or at least tricked up with pink yarn. What do you think? This is my first purse, so maybe my stitching will be more precise when I do the purses for the other cousins (but probably not, because the felt is kinda thick).
For the next purses, I'm thinking of using double-sided interfacing to just bond the lining directly to the outer layer (instead of stitching it on separately). Or would this be too lazy? What if my other cousins develop an intense need to carry sand or ball bearings in their purses?