Upcycled

Hello!

Do you want to see what I made from myย inadvertently felted cardigan a couple of weeks ago?

A few hours with scissors and sewing machine produced this little shoulder bag, lined with floral poly cotton fabric to lift the colour and help the bag to keep its shape.

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The finished bag

I decided to top stitch the main seams, as the fabric was dense and traditional seams may have been too bulky. I hand-stitched the contrast fabric into place, and added an iron-on interface to the lining to make it strong enough to take a magnetic clasp.

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A magnetic clasp

The handles are plaited using one strip of fabric and 2 strips of corded wool, left over from the original cardigan project (it pays to keep oddments in your stash!).

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Hand-stitched contrast fabric and plaited straps

There’s a pocket on one side, while the other side takes advantage of the original cable pattern.

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Cables on one side

For extra decoration, I added a crocheted brooch which I had made a couple of years ago, and which seemed to pick up the colour of the lining fabric perfectly.

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A crocheted brooch adds extra colour

So, my felted cardigan lives on!

Have you upcycled anything recently? How did it go? I’d love to hear about it!

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About yarnsmithery

Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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14 Responses to Upcycled

  1. I love this bag! It’s adorable! What a nice way to recycle accidents! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. swissrose says:

    That’s gorgeous!
    My fails don’t seem to get to the felting stage but there’s a lot of unravelling lately…

    Like

  3. Stunning! Fabulous idea!

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  4. Julie Cox says:

    This is absolutely brilliant. What a good idea…..

    Like

  5. Pingback: Upcycling again! | yarnsmithery

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