Refashion: Turn a Jumper into a Slouchy Boho Bag

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

Another take on a sweater to bag refashion! This time, instead of a tote style bag, a cross body slouch boho style bag; and considering the sun we’ve had today, (Summer….is it really you?!) I can see this heading down the beach with me this weekend. So easy and quick. Want to make your own? Read on….

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

So another sweater that  has shrunk over time. But I really like the bold black and white stripe so it would be a shame not to reincarnate it in some way…

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

Cut an even curve from side seam to side seam, under the arms like so…

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

Turn inside out, serge that curve closed, turn right side out and flip the other way up. Your old hem is now the top of your bag….the bottom is now serged closed.

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

Separate/cut the sleeves from the rest of the sweater following the armhole curve and cutting straight across/at a 90 degree at the shoulder….

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

Cut the sleeves right open. Those two edges you see aligned in the pic are the shoulders. Align those RS together and serge/zig zag to join…

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

Fold in half lengthways, RS together then trim away the excess as pictured so you have one looooong folded strip an even width all the way along…

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

Serge/zigzag the long edge together. Turn RS out, press, and serge/zig zag the ends…

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

Pin the strap in place either side of the inside of your bag. Secure with a couple of rows of zig zag stitch the entire width of the strap…

Turn an unwanted jumper into a slouchy boho bag at www.makery.uk

Job’s a goodun’ and you’re ready for the beach, the farmers market, the coffee shop….wherever you want your sweater bag to take you!

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8 Comments

  1. Rita April 15, 2015

    I love it!

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  2. Karen Saari April 17, 2015

    Now that’s a clever idea! I gotta go look through my closet! 🙂

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    • portia April 19, 2015

      Yay Karen! 🙂 Px

      Reply
  3. margo April 27, 2015

    What a great idea, and I love the pattern on it too! Pinning!

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    • portia April 27, 2015

      Thanks Margo! Imagining this from a fairisle or cable knit!

      Reply
  4. Sarah May 10, 2015

    I love love love this bag, don’t know if its the stripes or the shape or what but I really love it!

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    • portia May 11, 2015

      Thank you!! For me the stripes really make it Sarah! Oh, and I really like the long wide strap too!

      Reply
  5. kat May 16, 2015

    Good creativity…..reuse able conversion

    Reply

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