One of my favorite crafts to do is make bags out of old sweaters. The best sweater to use is a high wool blend so it felts and looks beautiful ~ the more wool the better it felts.
I make each of my bags free style....meaning I don't have a pattern. I get an idea and go with it. Each bag is 100% unique which is fun because you know your not going to see anyone else with it.
I line most of the bags and make the lining slightly smaller than the outer bag to keep it from stretching out and thus it keeps it's shape. I also add pockets to the liners to help make it easier to find things like keys, cell phones, lip gloss, etc....
Here are a few of the sweater bags I have made.....
I love the button on this bag.
This one has a great pattern. I love the vibrant orange color. I really like how the pattern is on the handle and the bottom of the bag. I added a pocket to the front of the bag out of a sleeve.
I love the cable knit pattern on this bag. It is a beautiful dark green. The button adds a great detail to the bag. I try to find the right button that fits the bag. Sometimes it is hard to part with my buttons because I LOVE buttons but when I know it adds to the finished product I can let go! :)
The last two bags are available out at the Little Farmer for only $25.00 each. I have shopped around and know this is a great deal. I want to make my bags affordable and I hope the person who ends up with them enjoy using them as much as I enjoy making them :)
If your interested in your own bag let me know and I will see what I can do for you :)