Blogs You Need to Read: Tutorial for Repurposing a Sweater into a Purse!

So, I have officially decided that my new feature for Wednesdays is going to be “Blogs You Need to Read”, and oh my goodness, I can’t wait to share today’s blog and link.

I found this FAB tutorial on A Lemon Squeezy Home – for using a sweater to make a purse!  I really can’t have enough purses and totes lying around, and I really want one that will work well for carrying my crochet to and from dance class and karate and art class and… well, everywhere else.  I love, love the look of this… don’t you?

sweater-purse-tote

I am trying to figure out which one of my old sweaters to use (ok, maybe not… I might go hit the thrift stores instead)… but I am so going to try and make one of these!  Again, here is the link to Lemon Squeezy Home and the tutorial.

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Do YOU have a blog (or post) we NEED to read?  I would love to feature your tutorials, guest posts, fun ideas… and more!  Just send an email to char@blogcrafts.com and let’s chat!

More Ruffles – DIY Lamp Shade

We talked about ruffles yesterday, and I can’t help it, but I am sort of on a ruffle kick now… so, check out the tutorial I found from Winder and Main.  It’s for a DIY ruffle lamp shade, and oh my, so cute!

diy-ruffle-lamp-shade

What would YOU put ruffles on?  I’m thinking about curtains, blouses for my daughter, skirts for my daughter, pillows… and so much more!

Super Cute Sewing Project – Learn to Sew Ruffles

I recently stumbled across a super cute blog called Crazy Little Projects, and her “Learn to Sew” series.  I have some basic sewing knowledge, but my machine and sewing needles are definitely dusty, so I was excited to find her series.

I am probably going to jump right into Lesson # 5, “How to Sew Ruffles”… because… well, I have an almost 6 year old daughter who LOVES everything ruffle!  I personally want to do some tailoring to my daughter’s blouses, but the ruffle tote bag is really cute too!  Check it out:

ruffle-tote-bag

 

Again, the “Learn to Sew Ruffles” lesson is HERE.