Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Shrink, Snip, and Stitch

For this simple project, I started with a cheap priced thrift store wool sweater. Then I used my washing machine to shrink it. Ta-da! Then I cut out this bag design in one continuous piece, so that there would only be side seams to stitch up. With a zipper top and a cotton print lining, this was a super easy project.
Since there already was some surface design embroidery on the sweater along with various colours and knit designs, I decided not to embellish this bag any further. Shrink, snip, stitch and you're done!





11 comments:

  1. isnt it just great when those easy peasy simple projects just turn out to be so perfect with little effort! Those type of projects are great when needing some instant gratification!

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  2. Oh, Katherine! you are in a non-stop imagination! It's a great and easy project(taking away the zipper...)

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  3. so cute! I have to try felting sometime.

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  4. Your sweater looks really effective felted!! A felted woollen pouch is a great idea.

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  5. What a fun project! You make it sound so easy!
    The colours look almost the same as those from your scrappy bag?! Funny!!

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  6. What a great idea...would be the perfect Christmas present with a few goodies tucked inside!

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  7. If everything could be as easy as that!...It is a lovely pouch!

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  8. That's fantastic! And so perfect for fall and winter.

    I bought a few wool sweaters at the thrift and tried it with one last week, but it was merino wool. I've since learned that that type doesn't shrink and felt as well as other wool. Oh well, on to the next sweater. :)

    Kimberly

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  9. I really like the jumper and purse, so beautifully made. As you know I cannot knit, but I am an expert when it comes to shrinking jumpers! x

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  10. Love this bag idea. Very pretty sweater, perfect designs for this cute cute bag!

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