Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Electric Bass" Purse- Part 2 of 2




The finished bag before blocking.



Sewing a leather strap.


Stitching seam lines for each pocket section.


The finished bag front...


...and back.


Adding a snap closure to keep the front section secure...


...and in close up.


A detail of one of the silk/wool blend spirals.


For those of you who couldn't quite see what I was 'up to' in my last post...

...I hope that these photographs will make things a bit clearer.

I used a large sew-on snap to help keep the front pocket secure...

...and also to keep it from 'flopping open' while one is rummaging around in the back one. :)

I fashioned a narrow grey strap from a piece of leather...

...and attached it in a way that helps to maintain the bag's integrity...

...by anchoring the bag front to the bag back at each side.

I used the last bit of one of my very favorite roving blends (thanks, Ellen!) to make spirals...

...symbols that 'speak' to my old hippie body-worker best friend. :)

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19 comments:

Terrie said...

I know what you've made now - a chic bag ! It needs skills. You're patient and creative. Thanks for sharing the techniques.

Pumpkin said...

Wow, that looks amazing! Thanks for all the progress pictures, it is so much fun to see the project take place.

Fiona said...

So very, very cool Heather!
It did all make perfect sense- the moment I saw the first picture. I love the double pockets. And such a good idea to look to unusual objects for inspiration! I'm sure your friend loved it!

vilterietje said...

simply love it:)

Patty Biermans said...

Thanx Heather, I got the "aha" moment! Two separate bags together!:) I'm really amazed by your technical design! hugzz...peebee

Heather Woollove said...

Terrie, Pumpkin, Fiona, Riet and Peebee--Thanks for all of your kind comments!
I'm not certain that I will ever make another of these bags...'utility-wise', I don't know...but it was a fun thing to try, anyway, and yes...my friend is always very gracious about receiving hand-felted gifts from me!! :)

yvette said...

veryvery beautiful! wel thougt through bag

happy new creations this year!

Heather Woollove said...

Yvette--Thanks so much!! I wish you a year filled with marvelous felt creations, too!! XXO---

Senna said...

What for an extraordinary form of the bag. The colors and color-combinatuion beige/brown - blue/turqoise are harmonically and beauty. Regards Senna

Sandie Knapp said...

My goodness, I find I am so far behind, I had a lot of "catching up" to do.

I like this bag very much. It shows that wonderful imagination of yours. I've never seen anything quite like it before, but it's smart, practical, and very attractive all at the same time. Good job my friend. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Senna--Thank you so much!! I'm so happy that you stopped by to comment!!

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Glad you like it!

Rachel said...

Lovely variations in colour and texture!

Heather Woollove said...

Thank-you Rachel!

Grazyna said...

Bella!

FeltersJourney said...

Another FABULOUS bag Heather! Great shape and LOVE the spiral design :) Absolutely beautiful - your friend must be over-the-moon with this!
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Grazyna--Grazie!! :)
Deborah--I'm glad you like it! It's a bit different, but luckily, so is my friend (in all the best ways)!!

Melissa Plank said...

Really neat shape/design and I love the cosmic spirals!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Melissa!! Yes...spirals are always good, aren't they?!?