My new name is Thrifty Momma!
Last Friday, I picked up my friend, Nancy, from the airport and we were on our way to a cute shopping center when I spied a thrift store. A really large thrift store! I turned the car around so fast as I was telling her that we had to stop to see if they had any sweaters. I am sure she thought I was crazy or else very, very cold. We spent about an hour rummaging through the racks and found 9 sweaters, which I promptly bought. I won't mention that she had not had any food on the plane, hadn't eaten since morning, and it was past dinner time. But, this was my opportunity to get these sweaters that I had wanted ever since I saw the segment on our local TV station a couple of weeks ago. So, here are the really great purses that we stayed up until 1:00 am making from those sweaters. I think they are very cute and way cool. My friend loved making them and was glad we stopped at the thrift store so I guess all is right in the world. I have the tutorial for this at the end from studio 5 1.The main things are that they have to be 100% wool.
2. You wash them in HOT water and I dried them in the dryer too. (All the things you usually wouldn't do to sweaters!)Mark where you want to cut it. 3.Cut the sleeves, and neck out. 4.Turn inside out and with seams together, stitch the bottom.
5.Turn right side out and fold handles in half and stitch about 1/2 way down each handle.
6. Embellish, and voile, it turns into a tote or purse!
Not bad for about $6.00, or free if you happen to have a sweater in your closet that you want to use.
Tell me what you think of this idea.