Friday, April 16, 2010

Project X BAG (Quelle Surprise!)

 

 

 

 


Once I had decided to make (yet another) purse with this felt...

...and had drafted a working pattern (don't ask!)...

...I was still on the fence about which side to use as the bag's exterior.

I am not much of a blue person...

...and I really, really love the way the silk laps felted into the wool...

...they're so richly textured, they look almost tumor-like to me.

So, having decided on the 'right' and 'wrong' sides of the felt, I began cutting...

...making one 5-inch strip for the bag's sides...

...and two pod-shaped pieces for the front and back.

I also cut two long, thin pieces for the straps...

...and merely seamed them together, 'right' sides out.

I made a lining from two coordinating fabric patterns from my stash...

...and cunningly (I thought) sewed little fabric 'packets' for two super strong earth magnets...

...that I sewed into the lining for use as a closure. (Much cheaper than the fabric store ones!)

I sewed the bag together 'seam-allowance-out'...

...for a little more textural interest.

Now that I have a working template...

...I may make more of these...

...next time, with pockets! (I forgot them this time!)



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5 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

Another LOVELY bag! I like the side that you chose for the `right` side too :o)

Brilliant idea with the magnets! Might have to use that myself - those store brought magnetic closures cost an arm & a leg dont they?!

Abigail Thomas said...

this is a beautiful bag - great colours

Heather said...

Thanks so much! :)

Sandie Knapp said...

Like I said before, you just keep getting better and better. Love it! Love it! The colors are wonderful, and guess what? I am not a "blue" person either.......LOL

Another great bag Heather!!! :)

Sally Anne said...

Stunning purse Heather, I love your other bags too.
Looking at all your beautiful work has made me want to have another go at felting something wonderful.