Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Low Sew Sweater Purse

One wash cycle some cutting and three stitches is all this purse needs. The instructions are drawn out below (click on the picture for a larger view). Here is the full supply list:
  • one XL 100% wool sweater that has been felted
  • scissors
  • thread that matches the sweater
  • 20 minutes to assemble

To felt a sweater, simply throw the sweater in the wash with some towels (this acts as an abrasive which mashes up the wool) and set the wash cycle to hot, and the rise cycle to cold (this extreme temperate change also forces the natural fibers to expand and shrink, hence more matting) Repeat as needed. Once you are happy with the size, don't worry about cutting the wool, and leaving raw edges, it act just like felt (won't fray) and is surprisingly very strong.


  1. Me again- this bag looks awesome! and so easy to make. Your ideas are great. You should be selling your things on Etsy. Love the t shirt idea too.

  2. this is awesome, how creative you are! thanks for the idea...:)