Monday, March 22, 2010

Felted Wool Purse

I made this purse from a wool sweater I bought from the thrift store.  I just felted it in the washer & dryer.  Figured out a size & cut away.  It is hand sewn, since my machine is acting up.  The flower was made w/ scraps & the handles are braided strips from the sleeves.  I lined it with an old t-shirt & made pockets from more scraps from the sweater.  I have since made a few more & plan to keep on making them.  I haven't liked any as well as my first.  I made one for a gift for my friend Jaci from a cardigan sweater.  Photos of more purses to come.