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Topic: Striped Felted Purse that was almost a disaster!  (Read 998 times)
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« on: January 16, 2007 10:43:27 PM »

I wanted to combine my love of making purses with my new skill of knitting... so I knitted a rectangle out of Pattons wool with no pattern...it looked kinda wide, but I thought it would shrink evenly--WRONG!!! It shrank lengthwise, but not in width!! What a goofy looking purse it was! 

So, I cut it down, folded over a flap, embroidered the edges, sewed on a vintage button and put in silky lining and --voila--a felted clutch size purse!!!

I made it for our wonderful mod kittykill...shhhh--don't tell her I sent her a goof that I saved!! ha ha





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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007 10:45:23 PM »

Doesn't look goofy to me! Way to cross craft!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007 12:25:17 AM »

I actually saw your bag in person at a crafty get-together last weekend - it looks fantastic!  Nice save!
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007 06:00:36 AM »

how cool is that!!! I am so glad that kittykill is actually using it, ha ha!!

I am working on a similar one for myself--dang--I never keep anything I make and hubby gets so upset--he really liked this one!

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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007 07:28:21 PM »

What a fantastic save, the bag looks great!!
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