Finished purse! I used a sleeve for the handles. The stitching is not blanket stitch, but just a simple over the top stitch. I had the 5 buttons in my stash and lined it with osnaburg that I had on hand. The yarn was another garage sale purchase - a wallet breaking 25 cents! I couldn't believe that the yarn was a perfect color match to the stripes in the sweater.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Recycled Wool Sweater Project
Have you been to garage sales yet this year? I stopped at one that had a free box and in it was this 100% wool sweater. I looked at it, proceeded to look at everything else she had for sale and just couldn't leave with out it. First photo is after felting in the washer and dryer. I knew I wanted to try my hand at making a purse out of it. The raglan sleeves did have me a little stumped as to how to proceed. Cut apart...