Friday, October 21, 2011
Smells Like Team Spirit
|From top: Philadelphia Flyers, Eagles, & Phillies purses.|
Anyone who knows me, knows that I love my local professional teams. Flyers, Phillies, Eagles. I love them all.
A few years ago, merchandisers started getting smart & realized that women (and girls!) are sports fans & they started marketing merchandise towards this demographic. I'll admit I have my fair share of pink baseball caps with the team logo on them. I stop short of buying the handbag with the logo. I don't want to carry a purse with my team's logo on it. I need something a little more...subdued.
Then I found a really neat pattern. It was a simple row by row, but after a few rows you switch colors to make a stripe. Sew up the sides, add some straps & done!
|Free pattern from the web. I have no idea who to credit for this design.|
|Apparently I also put it together inside out b/c the stripe is on the other side.|
I matched up my beloved (yes, beloved) Flyers:
It was still baseball season at the time, so the Phillies were next on the list:
Football season was right around the corner, so I search and searched for green yarn to make an Eagles purse:
|I had to go retro to match the Eagles. Green is hard. |
There are 4,000 shades of forest green in wool, but not green-green.
The my family started getting in on the act.
|MN Vikings purse made, by request, for my cousin.|
I love this idea! I'm able to show my team spirit and still have a fashionable purse to carry around. No team logos or mascots faces. Just the colors. Wearing my heart on my shoulder, as it were.
It took some work, but I have found yarn to match every single NFL, NHL and MLB team. I'm offering custom made NFL and NHL purses in my Etsy shop. MLB coming soon. (I actually have the yarn match-ups for MLB, I just haven't formatted the swatches, so if you would like an MLB purse, email me and I'll send you the colors.)
I think these would make fab holiday gifts. I know I would love to receive one (which is why I made 3 for me!) Perfect gift for a girl in college or HS. Just let me know the school colors & I'll find the wool.
I would love it if you visited my shop to take a look. I can make these pretty quick, but sometimes have to order the yarn, so order soon to guarantee holiday delivery.