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InstructionsThe beauty of using an old wool sweater that has been felted is that you can UPcycle something that is moth-eaten- like the sweater I bought at Goodwill- and the thick felted fabric hides a multitude of sewing sins! You can topstitch, baste, embroider, mess it up with whatever creative idea you have and it turns out great! Whohoo!
The concept allows for a huge amount of flexibility- ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Funky, Retro / Vintage, Eco-Friendly, Romantic, Whimsical, Classic
A wool sweater from Goodwill; Beads from Scrap- a crafty salvage recycler in Portland, OR; Leftover pink and white toile; Two big jump rings and two small jump rings; One loop-swivel snap; One 12" purse zipper and one 6" simple zipper
What was your inspiration?
I saw a funky pattern for a purse made from an old sweater and thought it would be a fun project!
What are you most proud of?
The beaded pattern which made the necessary seam in the middle of the purse look like it was on purpose!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Draw everything out before you begin to cut so you are sure you have enough "fabric". Don't be afraid to go a little crazy with your creativity as felted wool is very forgiving and hides a LOT of mistakes. :)