Is it still a sweater if it's a purse? Or a dog bed? Or any other thing you can possibly imagine. There are no limits when you think outside the sweater. Re-invent, re-invigorate, reuse and reduce by turning old sweaters into something new!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Polka Dot Handbag
I had to make a quick run into a thrift store to get something for a craft project. I promised myself that I would NOT look at the sweaters. I grabbed what I needed, but on the way out I saw this polka dot wool sweater vest. I couldn't resist. I knew when I saw it that it would be an adorable purse. Turns out, I was right!
was a sweater vest in a previous life
I had these acrylic purse handles already in my stash at home. I just love this wool because it is totally reversible. I used red dots for the outside, but the white dots on the flap and the little wallet. The flap is held with a magnetic snap - something else I already had on hand. The little wallet is sized so that an iPhone will fit in it also. I used a vintage button and a hair elastic to create a closure on it.
It's really going to be hard not to keep this one for myself, because I LOVE how it turned out!