Recycle an old sweater into a new Bag
March 7, 2013 by Crystal Rayne
Projects & Recipes
I needed a carrying bag bigger than my chicken feed bags, an old sweater is perfect for that. I grabbed a sweater from my closet that I do not wear because it chokes me every time I put the sucker on. Fixed that sweater, it will never choke anyone again!
Pick out your sweater.
Turn it inside out to work with it. First line up your shoulder seams and cut the inside edge of it. I saved both of my sleeves for future projects but you can toss them, they wont be needed.
With the sleeves gone, fold over a half inch hem. Stitch around both arm holes.
Time to cut the neck. You do not want to match these up. Make sure the sweater is flat and cut around the front of the neckline.
Fold over a half inch hem and stitch.
You should now have both sleeves and neckline stitched. Run a double stitch along the bottom waistband of the sweater from one side to the other. Turn the sweater right side out.
And, like magic you have just made a sweater bag!