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Recycled Wool Sweater Hip Messenger Bag - pdf Pattern

by Jan Howell
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  • Illustrated sewing pattern
  • US measurement


This cross body strapped bag might be the “HIPPEST” purse you will ever have!

The easy to follow instructions and the many descriptive photos make this sewing project a snap! Pattern includes instructions for 3 different bag styles.

Just think of all the endless possibilities of sweater colors and texture combinations? You will not be able to make just one bag. Sew one for your friend, sister, mother..............

The inside zippered pocket is great for keeping your keys and other accessories. If you are not into sewing zippers, no worries, there are instructions to sew a simple inside pocket that is nice to hold your cell phone, and a nifty place to hold a pen, without a zipper!

Braided fleece, that can also be recycled, is made into a unique and comfortable cross the body strap. Who would have thought?

The finished bag measures approximately 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, plenty of room for all your goods. I love wearing this purse!

You will need Adobe to read this pattern; it can be downloaded free online (www.adobe.com).

Save your pdf files and print out as many times as you want.

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Materials you need at home:

  • Sewing machine
  • Felted Wool sweaters
  • Pins
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Lining fabric (cotton, or cotton blend)
  • Approximately 1/4 yard fleece for braided strap, or whatever else you would like to make the strap with. (Pre-maid straps, leather,fabric etc)
  • Zipper (for optional zipper pocket) 6 1/2 inches or longer *Needle and thread (upholstery thread optional)
  • Approximately 5-6 inches, 1/8 inch cording or thick shoelace