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Topic: Coin purses/wallets made from wool sweaters  (Read 1737 times)
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« on: June 08, 2008 09:14:22 PM »

I've been making coin purses/accessory pouches/wallets from felted wool sweaters and these are some of my most recent ones.


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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2008 09:39:35 PM »

Those are pretty!  I like them all but, my favorite is the first wallet.  The button gives it such a nice little pop of color.
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008 12:24:28 AM »

Ooh they'ra all so cute. My fave is the second one.

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008 12:39:08 AM »

Those are so adorable! I love the 1st one.

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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008 08:15:30 AM »

These are great. I love the one in the middle w/the flap made from the ribbing & the birdie sitting on the branch. Would it be possible for you to do a tutorial or share how you felted? I crocheted something from wool yarn & felted it & it did not come out right. Thanks in advance!

**edit** Basically, do you just cut, sew everything, then felt?
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008 08:48:26 AM »

I felt the sweater before I cut it.  I just toss it in a zippered pillowcase and wash it on hot on the longest cycle.  After it's felted, I cut it up and sew it into whatever I want.  I love making stuff out of old sweaters!  
« Last Edit: July 13, 2009 08:29:34 PM by jungrrl - Reason: edited to comply with Craftster guidelines. » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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