I finished the purse I had started in this post. I made it out of an old out-of-date sweater that we were getting rid of...I think this put it to pretty good use!
Since the last post, I used yarn to gather the bottom. I just sort of played around with it to see what looked good...I stitched it closed with the same pink yarn. I wanted it to kind of look...intentionally messy, I guess you could say. I actually wish you could see all of the stitches though. Some of them disappeared in the grooves of the sweater knitting.
I'm not always a fan of bags that just hang open, so I added this crocheted loop and button on the inside to keep it somewhat closed. As you can see, I also added the braided yarn straps.
I'd say it came together quite nicely. I love how the pink color of the lining and the straps matches the little pink flecks in the yarn of the sweater. I love re-purposing...or upcycling...or whatever you want to call it. : )