Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cardigan to Purse

This is a special order to make a purse from a cardigan.  The sweater is 100% wool but refused to felt, so I inserted a sturdy lining to keep it from sagging.  There were alot of holes that needed mending.

I replaced all the buttons with more substantial metal ones.  I used everything except the sleeves.

The finished purse has a large outside pocket created by the V neck (see left, below).  It also has a large secret pocket reached by unbuttoning the front (see right, below).  The strap is webbing with a strip of the lining fabric sewn on top.

For step by step instructions on how to make similar purses from sweaters, see my shop http://catsongstitchery.etsy.com/


  1. That is realy cool Cynthia! What a great way to recycle a pre loved garment.

  2. Cynthia, this is excellent. Very creative. Purse came out beautifully. Inspirational.



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