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« on: May 22, 2009 08:22:59 PM »

I used a thrift store wool sweater to make this purse.  Washed the sweater in hot water till it felted, then cut it apart to create ---



My camera doesn't show the colors well, but the stripes are navy, gray, pink, and pale green. The cuffs and hem area of the sweater were dark purple. I used one sleeve for the shoulder strap. The purple hem of the sweater became the top edge of the bag. I just love it!

Here's the lining, with fabric from my friend meganlorraine:


I created a flat bottom and reinforced it inside with plastic canvas so it will stand up. Here's a side view:



My favorite part is the way the stripes and the purple work together. I can't wait to start using it!


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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009 05:09:07 AM »

I have to admit I love love looooove the stripes! Good find on the sweater and great decision on the bag. Super cute well done project.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009 05:26:58 AM »

Super cute!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009 02:56:49 PM »

very cute! love the stripes
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009 05:55:35 PM »

Great job, I really like it Smiley
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All about the homemade!
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