The project

by adustyframe ~ April 13th, 2010

The project I asked you to guess about whas 1/2 of this.

purse

Isn’t it cute? If I make these to give away I have to figure out a better way to sew the fabric lining onto the knit pieces. It’s not quite right.

The yarn is from a sweater I bought at the thrift store for $1 and the handles are off an old ugly purse that I found at the thrift store–probably for $1 too.

I did buy the lining fabric and ribbon new, but they were only a few dollars.

I started to use this pattern but it was way too small for the big old granny purse needs that I have. So, I made the pieces bigger and sewed it together differently.

Lizzie

6 Thoughts Shared to The project

  1. Stephanie

    That is just TOO cute Lizzie!! 🙂 Will you explain when you figure out the best way to sew the lining in? I would be very interested!

    You also might like this website for some more inspiration…I have been following it for awhile, and just love the stuff she showcases 🙂

    http://resweater.blogspot.com/

    Be blessed!

  2. Pam

    That is darling !!!!!
    Just curious do you think there is a way
    to make one from a re-cycled sweater-
    maybe the hood of one ????

    Thanks:) I don’t know about the hood. I imagine you could if you tried.

  3. Liz

    Very cute. I think sewing fabric to yarn is always a challenge.

  4. Cindy

    Oh my gosh! That is so ADORABLE!

  5. Carrie

    That purse is adorable!!!

  6. Resweater

    I love it! The polka dot ribbon is the perfect touch! I don’t know how to knit, so I have just made them from felted wool sweaters. Here’s one I made recently that yours reminded me of:

    http://resweater.blogspot.com/2010/02/saga-of-recycled-wool-purse.html

    Kris 🙂

    Cute:) thanks for stopping by! Love the “resweater”

    ~ Reuse, Recycle, Resweater! ~
    Blog ~ http://www.resweater.blogspot.com
    Shop ~ http://www.resweater.artfire.com