Recycled Wool Sweater Hip Messenger Bag-cross body strap - pdf Pattern

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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!

This is what you will need for this project:
ŸŸ Sewing machine
Ÿ Felted Wool sweaters
Ÿ Pins
Ÿ Iron
Ÿ Scissors
Ÿ Lining fabric (cotton, or cotton blend)
Ÿ 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)
Ÿ Zipper (for optional zipper pocket) 6 1/2 inches or longer
Ÿ Needle and thread (upholstery thread optional)
Ÿ Approximately 5-6 inches, 1/8 inch cording or thick shoelace.

You will need Adobe to read this pattern; it can be downloaded free online (

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This PDF pattern may not be returned or exchanged. All sales are final. If you have questions or concerns regarding your order, please contact me.I will do everything possible to make sure you are happy and content with your order

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Finished items may be sold, I just ask that you give credit to my shop ( for the pattern.

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Average review
Cute pattern. Seller was awesome in answering my questions!
Jan 20, 2015 by Punkiestitches
Great recycled wool sweather pattern.
Jan 20, 2015 by wwise002
I have so much wool and am so sick of making mittens! Love this idea of a purse, looks easy and really cute, thanks!
Oct 28, 2013 by SherisSoapOpera
Mar 8, 2013 by A fellow maker
Feb 20, 2013 by A fellow maker

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