I bought an old batwing jumper from a charity shop ages ago because I liked the colours, pattern and sparkly lurex bits. I think I imagined somehow altering it and wearing it, but I never did. Eventually I decided to chop it up and make a bag - but I was nervous about how to go about it... stretchy fabric is scary!
I did it by cutting out the pattern three times - once in the jumper fabric, once in the lining fabric and once in medium-heavy interfacing. I attached the piece of jumper fabric to the interfacing with tacking stitches and carried on with making the bag as I normally do - the 'self-lining' method (ie sew the two pieces together wrong-side out leaving a small gap, then turn it all right-side out).
The bag's lined with hot pink satin (a 20p remnant) and has bought black plastic handles. I use it whenever I'm having a 'pink' day (rather than a 'turquoise' day).
* SONG OF THE DAY: The Sultans of Ping FC - Where's Me Jumper? *