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Fabricate: How to Sew Ruffled Flowers from Recycled Sweaters

Susan Wasinger demonstrates how to sew ruffled flowers from strips of recycled wool sweaters. These flowers adorn the evening clutch from her new book, Fabricate: 17 Innovative Sewing Projects that Make Fabric the Star (Interweave, April 2009). More information at or Coupon Corner

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Comment by Marsha Egleston on January 12, 2011 at 9:15am
this is so cool, am making some for embellishing
Comment by Jean on October 8, 2010 at 12:04pm
Really, really cute!! I will go into my closet (or maybe at the 2nd hand store) and pick up some old sweaters. I will be making a few. Thanks, jean...
Comment by Venus Spalding on February 1, 2010 at 4:06pm
Love this! Thanks for a great idea---flowers are supposed to be big this year on purses and such!
Comment by Billie Jo Thompson on February 1, 2010 at 10:45am
Wow what a cute idea. I think I will make some and put them on barrettes as Christmas gifts for the girls in my nieces ballet dance class. thanks again. Very creative idea. And so simple!
Comment by dianne on January 14, 2010 at 5:58pm
I have Done this and the flower turned out great
Comment by Elizabeth Smith on January 14, 2010 at 2:53pm
Great idea and video. I will be searching for wool sweaters at the thrift stores now. Love the purse.
Comment by Laine Latour on June 15, 2009 at 12:51pm
Would love to view can't get it to play.What do I need to do or install
Comment by Laine Latour on June 15, 2009 at 12:41pm
I need a few easy tips oh how to embellish with ric rac.Do yoy just zigzag stich on top?
Comment by Ann on June 12, 2009 at 4:08pm
Thank you for this timely video. I was looking for something to jazz up my beret and this is it.
Comment by Caryn on June 11, 2009 at 8:28pm
Wow, Great video and idea. I love to be able to up-recycle. Thanks for sharing.

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