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« on: November 26, 2009 08:50:39 AM »

I love to recycle............ I love the felting process......but I cant knit to save my life......I found a wool sweater at the thrift store and felted it ...... wanted to make something out of it........I decided to use only recycled items...... another trip to the thrift store...... linen shorts and a leather belt......

I wish I had taken a picture of everything before the transformation....(have to remember that next time)

this is what I came up with........


I like the shape, considering I had no plan when I first started


I had scraps from the sweater .....and made a little pouch


I used the belt tassels to attach the belt as a handle.....I did put two extra grommets on the belt to help hold it on better...... i also used the tassels for a button loop



I used a pair of shorts to line the bag with .... I used the back pockets of the shorts for pockets on the inside of the bag which I forgot to take pictures of but will add them after i take them.


thanks for looking.... Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2009 09:27:51 AM »

very cute - i would buy this new.  and very impressive that it is all repurposed!
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2009 10:53:48 AM »

The purse turned out so gorgeous!  I love the shape of the bag, and the sweater's texture looks amazing, and its just an added bonus that everything is recycled.  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009 10:57:08 AM »

I like that lots!
the belt/ handle is really nice and matches the cable bag body really well  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009 11:32:08 AM »

Clever and beautiful.  You did an amazing job on these two.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2009 02:16:53 PM »

WOW these are soooo cute !! I love your style for bags. You really do have a eye for it. Totally still working on getting a onegroovyday original by the way. Haven't forgotten about you. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2009 02:39:33 PM »

that bag is gorgeous!  love all the lil details. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009 02:43:43 PM »

fabulous work!
I love to felt jumpers but dont do much with them, just collect teeny jumpers,
Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009 06:51:32 PM »

 Grin Supremely awesome!! Kiss
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2009 07:49:13 PM »

WOW these are soooo cute !! I love your style for bags. You really do have a eye for it. Totally still working on getting a onegroovyday original by the way. Haven't forgotten about you. Smiley

I know you havent, its all good, yours is about half done.....just kinda on the side burner right now Grin
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