Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Painted Silk Messenger Bag- Part 2 of 2

Trimming the inner 'pocket' flap...for better fit inside the bag.


The finished bag (back side)...


...and front (with un-trimmed front flap).


A closer look at the back...


...and front.


Preparing to sew the inner pockets.


The finished multi-pocket flap.


The finished front flap after trimming and top-stitching.


As per my friend's preference...

...I made a 'pocket flap' with discretesegmented pockets this time...

...in order to create more organization within!

I used 'doves of peace' fabric to line the pockets...

...both for it's complementary color, and it's energy. :)

I considered leaving the front flap untrimmed for some time...

...but finally decided that I preferred more of the silk showing...

...and that by trimming and top-stitching it, I could showcase it better.

I made the bag handle very long on this one...

...so that Melissa can wear it 'cross body' as she likes.

Next time: Something wonderfully orange (for me!!)...

...and P.S. : Melissa was well pleased with this gift!  (Whew!!)

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16 comments:

Kelly said...

The silk looks awesome!! Another beautiful bag!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kelly!

Ladyfishfelt said...

I divided mine into two inside pockets also. Keep on felting!!

vilterietje said...

AB FAB!!!!! love the conbination of silk and wool:)

Maggi said...

I love this bag.

Heather Woollove said...

Linda--I'm happy to hear that you finished it!! Send photos when you get a sec!!
Riet--Thanks so much!
Maggi--I'm so glad you stopped by...thanks!!

Patty Biermans said...

I'm flabbergasted (spelling good?) Really, I find the combination with the silk beautiful! hugzz...peebee

Heather Woollove said...

Peebee--Thanks...and yes...flabbergasted was spelled perfectly, too! (Great word choice, by the way!!)

Rachel said...

Gorgeous - well done!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel!!

Terrie said...

This is a sweet bag. I always love your style and technique to make bags with straps and inner purses. The flaps are pretty as well.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Terrie! Wouldn't it be fun to eco-dye and make felt together one day? We could learn so much from each other...and it would be so much fun! :)

Melissa Plank said...

It's even more amazing in person, thank you so much Heather, I absolutely adore this bag! You are spectacularly creative!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Melissa--You are so sweet! I had so much fun creating this bag for you! It's your silk that made this project special, after all! XXO-

Andria said...

This bag is AMAZING! Really, really gorgeous.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Andria! It was a fun collaboration!