One of the mom’s from my birth month board started a project last week–a purse made from a felted wool sweater. As it happens, I’d felted like 6 of my wool sweaters last year after seeing this project in Woman’s Day (I think). But then I lost the instructions on how to do it so I never got around to it. But after seeing the beginning of Jessica’s project, I got inspired and I pulled my sweaters out of the basement.
I’m going to make the green one next. This one was a lot of trial and error so I think the next one should go smoother. For instance, this first one went through three linings. The first lining was beautiful but when I pinned it in, too small. The second lining was from a material that was a bitch to work with and when I pinned it in, was ugly. This black lining turned out really well and I’m happy with it. It’s got three pockets in ti to catch sunglasses, cell phone and lipstick 😉
I also found a way to make “appliques” from felted sweaters that I can make from one material and pin on a purse of a different material, so I’m going to try that. And the green purse will be of a slightly different style, with a cuff at the top instead of a flap. Stay tuned for further pictures!