Peabody Purse

February 14, 2012 18 Comments

I started Peabody, with Jared Floods Shelter yarn, way back in October, when we began this blog.  I fell out of love with it, and it has sat idle for months.  My plan was to rip out my hard work, and reuse the yarn for my Garasole afghan.  I was having a hard time actually ripping it out, and had an idea to use the sweater as a hand bag.  I am so glad I did not rip it out! The sweater was knit in the round, so all I had to do was sew up the bottom seam!  Then I used my boys leather belt from the Gap to make a strap, and the buckle for a clasp.  (Ry was worried about his belt, but I know where to get another.)  I had some of my favorite material laying around so I lined the bag with that.  Darren spent the day yesterday, sick with the stomach bug.  I know, similar to last week!  When I can get out of the house again, I am all ready to go!



18 Responses

Colleen
Colleen

September 26, 2016

Came out so good! So glad you didn’t rip out all that work! Makes a neat one of a kind bag only you will have! How’s the big guy today?

Cheryl
Cheryl

September 26, 2016

It turned out great, Katie!!

Sharon
Sharon

September 26, 2016

Are you kidding me???? That is so cute!! Love it!

melinda
melinda

September 26, 2016

Looks awesome Katie, I love it!! You are so creative.

Darla
Darla

September 26, 2016

Wow! Creative!!

Katie
Katie

September 26, 2016

Wow! This is fantastic! And so creative on the hardware and handle.

jill
jill

September 26, 2016

you are amazing! I love it…so glad you didn’t rip it all out!

Katie Zahner
Katie Zahner

September 26, 2016

MUCH better, thankyou!

krstanley
krstanley

September 26, 2016

Katie, I am sooo insane about this bag. Love, love, love.

Donna
Donna

September 26, 2016

Love your new purse! So clever, including the belt idea.

Jennifer Gorton
Jennifer Gorton

September 26, 2016

Wow – so super cute! And super creative, I hate ripping projects out – such hard work all wound back up – nice way to get around it with a awesome new purse!

margaux
margaux

September 26, 2016

brilliant lady!! just brilliant :-) love the bag!

Michelle
Michelle

September 26, 2016

I would be curious to know how you secured the handle and closure. A tutorial perhaps?

Debe DeAngelo
Debe DeAngelo

September 26, 2016

Sooooo cool – seriously!? I still have visions of this bag dancing in my head…inspiring me to finish a knitted bag I have in the “hey-I’m still here!” pile…

Sara
Sara

September 26, 2016

That is the cutest bag ever! Love it!

Betsy
Betsy

September 26, 2016

Awesome! Love the color combo!

Marie
Marie

September 26, 2016

I saw this on Pinterest and wanted to stop by and tell you how wonderful it is! I don’t knit but I have an old sweater that I’d like to try this with. Thanks for sharing it!

Courtney
Courtney

September 26, 2016

What a great idea! I’ll have to keep this in mind for any future projects — better than being set to “zzz” for years on end!

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