In the January issue of Country Living Magazine, I spotted a thrifty way to reuse those old sweaters that just don’t seem to fit into my wardrobe anymore. I’ve posted the steps that I took to transform an old blue sweater into a handy tote bag. Along with a sewing machine, here are the materials I used…
Step #1: Create the handles of the bag by cutting the sleeves and neckline off of the sweater.
Step #2: Lay the material so that the side seams of the sweater meet in the front.
Step #3: Pin the bottom of the sweater together and sew a straight line to join the two sides.
Step #4: Turn the bag inside-out and fill it full of all your favorite goodies.
**An additional step that is optional is to fold and sew each bag handle to create a clean handle line. This also aids in making your bag more sturdy**