Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Turn a Wool Sweater into a Change Purse



My cousin sent me this link to these adorable little change purses on Adventures of Blue Girl XO. I've had it bookmarked for a while, but finally got around to making one the other day.

I bought this sweater at a yard sale for .50. It's 100% wool and pretty much totally felted. I cut a 8 " X 6" rectangle from it.

I needed to line mine:

Ready to sew on my zipper! My first time!! I'd never used my zipper foot. It was really quite simple and now I'm totally not afraid to do them! Here it is inside out before I sewed the sides shut.

And here it is all sewed up with the pretty little liner on the inside:

I really love it, although it's THICK! It's really too many thick layers folded up on one another. My purse is just too small to handle this right now. I intended to keep little things like hand lotion and sanitizer in it, but by the time you add all that, you've got a hefty little wad of wool floating in your purse! So, next time I'll use a thinner felt. And this little beauty will be put to use elsewhere. These would be great in a bigger size for make-up bags~!

6 comments:

  1. How cute! I've always been afraid of zippers.... never made one. Hmmm.... might try this!

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  2. You're kill me! {You are SUCH a Greenie! I love it!} This is darling and I'm certain you are on the right track! I get such a thrill from your crafty output! XO!

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  3. Very cute! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  4. SUPER use for a felted scrap - I need to give this a go, too. Thanks!!!!

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  5. Very cute! I love it and thanks for the information! I just might have to try it!

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