Saturday, March 13, 2010
Repurposed Sweaters to Handbags!
So, I picked up a magazine the other day that was all about being green and repurposing items. Well, I found the cutest crafts project on how to repurpose old wool sweaters(from thrift stores, or Grampas closet) into the cutest little handbags that my grandaughter would think were just perfect to carry with her bedazzled jeans!
And, what a way to make something "memorable" out of one of Grandpas old sweaters for his beloved grandaughter rather than just giving them to Goodwill?
I found these sweaters at Goodwill for $3.29 each. I only had to buy a bit of yarn, one large darning needle, a bit of velcro and a cute button! Now, please don't be confused with the two different materials...I bought two sweaters (which will make me 4 handbags) so you will see one set of directions but I'm using both materials as I go through the steps.
Step six: Make a template of a large flower (out of posterboard or cardboard) cut two flowers out of the sleeve material