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80s Jacket Makes ’11 Clutch Bag

Wool Clutch bag, Butt 5576

This clutch bag is made from Butterick 5576 out of felted wool from a Geiger inspired jacket I made back in the 80s. Once the pewter buttons were removed and the lining cut out it was thrown into a hot, soapy machine wash and then a hot dryer. As you see the jacket above, it could probably fit my 6 year old grandaughter.

I wanted a flower of some sort, not the bow pictured in the pattern. Some Google searching brought up myriad options but I settled on this cute method that was quite easy to do. One dated jacket is now one updated whimsical little clutch that I love.


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    Kate_W | | #1

    Very nice! (Now to have a jacket to go with it .) The lining is very pretty too. Please tell, what is the cute method for the flower construction called? Thank you.

  2. Adagio32 | | #2

    Yes, I'm curious as to the flower pattern. Very nice recycling.

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    Sewista | | #3

    I show how to do the flowers on my blog, http://lasewist.blogspot.com/2011/08/felted-wool-flowers.html
    They are very easy and quick to make and anyone can do them.

    The lining is a poly brocade from Joanns. Thanks for the lovely comments.

  4. aary | | #4

    its quite nice, and inspiring. thanks.

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