Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Daughter No. 4's Striped Work Purse


My daughter's striped layout...working 'inside-out'.


After felting...trimming one flap for use as an inner pocket.


Sewing on the fabric lining after cutting a slit in the inner felt flap.


The finished bag front...


...and back.


The raw-edged purse flap in close-up...


...and the bag inside, showing the fabric-lined inner pocket.


Here she is, modeling her new purse...

...while borrowing my (what else?!?) orange fleece jacket.

(Never fear, dear readers...it's an 'indoor' jacket...

...even I won't wear this much neon orange out in public!!) Giggle.


Like many young women today, my daughter doesn't carry a purse...

...preferring to use a 'wristlet clutch', instead.

Recently, however, she decided that it might be nice to have a real 'work purse' after all...

...and asked for my help in making one.

Of course, I jumped at the chance to make felt with her...

...and asked her to make some size, shape and color choices.

She settled on a very simple purse with a long strap...

...and began her portion of the project...the layout.

I was surprised to see that she chose orange for the 'non flap' side of the purse...

...but I think it merely coordinated well with the other colors. ;)

After felting and drying, I trimmed one flap to create an inner pocket...

...lining it with riding-gear related fabric from my stash.

I made a long, thin strap for the bag from a piece of grey leather...

...and voila, now she has something that she can actually carry things in!! Grin.

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13 comments:

vilterietje said...

wowzer: great colors and....puvlished the way i like it: in one part:)

Rachel said...

I'm sure she will take great delight in using it!

WonderWhyGal said...

She knows Orange is awesome!
The purse turned out great and I LOVE all the orange with the jacket and purse.

Pumpkin said...

That is gorgeous like always! I love how natural the stripes look. I'm sure your daughter will absolutely love it!

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--Hahaha...yes, it's perfect for you..no waiting!
Rachel--Yes...she's been happy with it. :)
Andrea--I'm not sure she's as WILD about orange as we are, but it's a start! :)
Pumpkin--You are so sweet...thanks!

harmony and rosie said...

talented girl, just like her Mum!
Kate x

Heather Woollove said...

Kate--:) Thanks!

Mama Gone Green said...

cool! I love it!

Heather Woollove said...

Taryn--Thanks!! :)

softearthart said...

Just lovely, cheers Marie

Heather Woollove said...

Marie--Thanks so much!!

FeltersJourney said...

Beautiful! Your daughter has a good eye, the colours and design are lovely.. and your fabric is as always such fun .. love it x

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Thanks! I love weird fabric!! :)