Hi everyone!! Been reading about felting sweaters to make 'em into bags, so scrounged up a nice cabled one f/Goodwill, put some interfacing on it, sewed in a lining w/pockets.
I was thinking to make an envelope style messenger bag, but it just doesn't seem to scream it. I took pics w/my 15" laptop in it, 'cause it fit
I tried to make handles out of more sweater w/the cables running lengthwise, but it didn't look good
, so wondering what to do now. I have a belt f/my dad that'd look great and I'd like to include it in a project I like as a way of remembering him, but the one I have in mind (tooled!) is too short.
What do you think it wants to be??
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Ok, the baby has declared itself a messenger bag
Scored an AWEsome
leather link belt at Goodwill for the strap, then went to Joann's and got the applique and the PERFECT attachments for the strap - if you look closely, you can see they're suspender attachments!! Perfect 'cause I didn't plan at all on how to attach the strap, and didn't have any place TO attach them. Super easy! Plus they're detachable!
The flower pin used for the closure is made outta copper petals - matching the copper suspender attachments, and I added some small beads at the ends of the leather tie closure.
So the tally is: Goodwill for sweater - felted, for lining (nice flat sheet), and belt/strap. SCORE!! I'm totally into this upcycling!!