I look at each sweater - and let it 'speak' to me - what kind of shape am I going to cut it into?, what kind of handles I have - or if I am going to make 'self' handles, etc...
If you like a smaller sized bag (or none), you might consider this one.
There is one long handle - a good length for carrying over your shoulder or if you are petite - you could wear it across your body (it hits high). The top fastens closed with a crocheted yarn loop and gray/black vintage button (1 5/8" - 4.1 cm), the bottom is box pleated.
This purse is unlined.
Opening at the top - 7"(17.8 cm).
The bottom measures 7"(17.8cm) wide by 2.5"(6.3 cm) deep.
The height is 7"(17.8 cm).
The handle is 38"(96.5 cm) creating a 17"(43.2 cm) drop. This is an original design - and entirely OOAK - no one will have anything like this.
The last photo shows a medium sized purse made from this same sweater. Click on the link below to see it's listing:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34120965 - sorry - SOLD
Thanks for supporting handmade :) Liz
Here is some feedback I received for my first felted purse that I had listed and sold:
This bag is cool- the color is great(has flecks in it), and, the felting is perfect- I will be following this shop!!
in a knitted treasury by MyThreeOars: