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.