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Welcome to my stop on the Ruffles blog hop tour – if you are a regular visitor you will know I have a bit of a passion for upcycling, and bags. So it will be no surprise to you that I have created a bag out of my brothers former jumper. Very sadly this high quality, rather large but extremely useful pass me down jumper accidentally went in the wash!


Ruffle felt bag

The jumper felted in the washing machine. I paired it with a vibrant turquoise scarf from the local jumble sale, no expense spared for this bag (20p)


I added medium weight interfacing (from my stash) to the rather flimsy scarf, and added an internal pocket, to create the bags lining.



Adding the lining and turning round the corners was a little trickier than I anticipated, whether this was because it was the first time I had turned in lining round corners, or because of the fabric I don’t know.


The black ruffle is made from one of the sleeves hand stitched on, with a longer piece of scarf ruffled in the middle.

Not dabbling in norm

Not dabbling in norm

I followed the directions over at Not dabbling in normal for creating the bag, I have to admit I must have pinned this project well over a year ago. I am delighted the ruffle hop finally meant I made the bag. I am looking forward to using the bag to take supplies to my local craft group, it’s surprising just how roomy a jumper bag is:)

Please do stop by the other blogs taking part, todays stops are:

vicky myers creations (you are here)
A big thanks to  Mdm Samm at SewWeQuilt and Amy at SewIncrediblyCrazy for organising the Think Ruffles blog hop.
If you made it this far I am running a giveway over on my Facebook page for this cotton and leather clutch, please do enter:)
And last but not least a big Thanks to all those who have voted for me in  funding from Support Small Biz UK, it means a lot (there is still time to vote!)


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Helen @ Peakle Pie

Friday 21st of March 2014

I think pairing up the dark jumper with the vibrant scarf was a brilliant design idea. Love this bag - I might even dig out my sewing machine and have a go myself!

Franglaise Mummy

Sunday 16th of March 2014

I love the ruffles on the bag, and I love the colours with that splash of colour from the scarf. Really beautiful.

Shell Louise

Saturday 15th of March 2014

I pin loads of things to make using upcycled materials but I never seem to get round to any of them. You've inspired me to get creating. That bag is lovely and it's great that it cost so little!

Sarah from mila+cuatro

Friday 14th of March 2014

The bag looks great, fantastic upcycling project!


Thursday 13th of March 2014

Your bag looks great! The turquoise really makes it pop.

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