Do you want to see what I made from my 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.
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.
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!).
There’s a pocket on one side, while the other side takes advantage of the original cable pattern.
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.
So, my felted cardigan lives on!
Have you upcycled anything recently? How did it go? I’d love to hear about it!