Sunday, May 29, 2011

Felt Messenger Bag Tutorial- Part 1 (of 3!!)

Drafting a new messenger bag template.

 


Foam floor underlayment resist.

 


Variegated blue, purple and teal roving, and a piece of sheer silk fabric.

 


Covering the resist in layers of wool roving...plus one layer of cotton gauze
(on the bottom section of the bag, only!)

 


I'm pretty sure that having a three-part blog post...

...is just about going to kill my friend, Kelly!

(She already feels tortured when I make her wait for a Part 2!! Giggle.)

And before you all start thinking that I've 'gone to the blue side' or something...

...this project was not for me, but was made for a blog friend who loves these colors the way I love ORANGE!

You'll notice that the shape of this resist is quite different than the rectangular one I used for my last messenger bag...

...a deliberate choice, so as to avoid having to cut and re-sew the handle!

Next time, I'll show you how I added the silk, trimmed the handle...

...and fashioned the inner pocket!

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10 comments:

vilterietje said...

i'm going to follow up your tips, hope it will turn out right:)

Kelly said...

Ha! It just might kill me. No really, I want to learn how to make one of these so I am being a patient student........ :)Carry on....lol

Terrie said...

So eager to see the next step and the finished part. It must be very pretty.

WonderWhyGal said...

I'm with Kelly...although I always LOVE the reveal!

AllyB said...

I'm so curious now. Your Blue/Orange bag is awesome!

GalaFilc said...

Thank you! It is interesting!

Rachel said...

I'm looking forward to this as it is something I want to have a go at!

Heather Woollove said...

My sweet friends--thank you for all of your comments! I hope you'll like the finished bag. (I do, and I'm not even a 'blue fan'!):)

Vivian said...

I LOVE your felt bag! The colors are so brilliant!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Vivian--Two of my daughters helped me to pick roving 'outside of my usual color box' at the Maryland S&W in May, and this is one of them! XXO-