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Upcycled Sweatshirt Purse


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What to do with that collection of old sweatshirts!? Why not make a purses out of them? They make great gifts because they are so personal! This ZIP file/pattern includes five pages of instructions with supplemental illustrations along with a tutorial on sewing a gusset. As with all my patterns, the directions are clear and simple - short and concise sentences. I also provide an overview of the project with some tips to make sewing much easier. I encourage you to read my blog for supplemental help. You might not need it, but it will give you some visuals. Just look for "Sweatshirt Purse" in the label section on the right side of the page. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Some confidence with stretchy fabric.

Supplies Needed

  • A sweatshirt
  • Fabric
  • 8 - X-Large Eyelets/Grommets

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Ms. Elaineous
Ms. Elaineous
I began sewing as a child - my mother did tailoring and alterations. In 2004, I began designing, making, and selling purses at arts festivals - I named my business Ms. Elaineous. In 2009, I opened Sew You Can where I taught sewing lessons. I closed my studio in 2012 to focus on designing patterns. You can follow me at And my real name isn't Elaine - she's my alter-ego! PATTERN STORE POLICY: E-Patterns are NOT REFUNDABLE.