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In recognition of Jill's passion for up-cycling and re-fashioning clothing, I am sharing a great wool purse tutorial. Enjoy!
Hello sweater season! I created this chic little purse way back in July and have been sitting on it until now. Summer time is not the right time to unleash a gorgeous felted wool handbag, but you don't know how hard it was for me to wait! Because I like you so much, I even threw in a quickie bonus tutorial! Yes, my faithful and first time readers, you get 2 tutes in one today! Tell your friends! Pass it on! If you can wash clothes, use scissors, and sew a straight stitch on your machine----you can do this!
Supplies you'll need to get started:
an itchy 100% wool sweater
washing machine and detergent
chalk to mark sweater
sewing machine with coordinating thread
Optional: magnetic clasp
Now that the functional part of your purse is complete, it's time for you to decorate! I used my die cutter on the scraps of sweater left over to cut out several flowers. Then I used some leather studs to attach them to the purse. The options are endless. . . you can do whatever you want! Fabric yo-yos, buttons, zipper roses, felt flowers, lace, ruffles, etc. Felt is sometimes difficult to push a needle through, so locate a thimble if the hand sewing gets tough. Have fun and be sure to share your results with me! Email a pic to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post it on my blog.
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