I didn't use a pattern, and in fact this is the result of me trying to "improve" on the bag I had made at first.......I really messed it up, and had to cut it apart, and start over. I'm really happy with the result, and more importantly so is my daughter!
I went on to make a second purse from another sweater that I purposely felted (shrunk). Since I don't have (and I'd bet neither do you) any two sweaters that are alike, no two of these purses will ever be alike......that's kind of fun don't you think?
Step 1: Step 1 Gather your supplies
OK, so now you have your sweater. You also need:
ruler or tape measure
purse handles (either new from the craft store, or handles from an old purse. You could also use a reclaimed belt
sewing machine, and/or serger
Fray Check or other product that locks thread