Monday, July 17, 2006

Recycled Sweater Bag



I went to the thrift store looking for wool sweaters to felt to turn them into bags. I found this sweater which was not wool but I thought it would make a cool bag. The lining fabric has shoes and glitter on a black background.

I just cut the sweater into a rectangle and made the lining the same size. I used more of the lining to make the little handle holders as well as the "scarf" accent.

The supplies cost:
Sweater: $2.99
Lining: $1.60
Handle: $2.00

Total: $6.59

Pretty cool!

7 Comments:

Anonymous lindiepindie said...

Wow - your sweater bag turned out a lot nicer than one that I tried a few weeks ago. Very nice bag, and very nice price!

1:20 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

great bag! with an even better price tag :D

2:45 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I say that was priceless! Really neat idea!

4:16 PM  
Blogger Natalie Joy said...

Very Cool!! Where did you get the handle so cheap? I usually pay $5-6 for wooden handles.

6:11 AM  
Blogger norththreads said...

This is so great!!!!!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Bonnie D. said...

Natalie:
I purchased 5 sets of the round handles on ebay for $10. Retail usually runs around $5 as you said.

2:44 PM  
Blogger Natalie Joy said...

Bonnie-
Thanks, I will check that out!!

4:25 PM  

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