Monday, January 2, 2012

Purple Flower Purse- Part 2 of 2


The finished purse after drying.


Lining the inner pocket with green felt left over from my 'couture' jacket.


After stitching and trimming...


and adding a snap closure.


The finished purse front...


...and back.


I think it looks a little like an African violet...


...here, nestled among the leaves.


To make this purse as 'purple as possible'...

...I used four different shades of purple merino wool.

I fashioned a cell phone pocket from one of the purse flaps...

...and lined it with a thin green piece of leftover felt.

Because the purse is busy enough as it is...

I used a large sew-on snap inside the bag for closure...

...rather than buttons.

I think that this would be a fun purse for an evening out on the town...

...or for a jolt of color when you're wearing all black. :)

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19 comments:

yvette said...

great!
Happy new year!

vilterietje said...

wowzer! this is a real eye catcher:) hope 2012 is a good year for you and your love ones! xxxx

Heather Woollove said...

Yvette--Thanks! Happy 2012 to you, too!
Riet--I'm glad you like it. I hope this will be your best year, yet!!

Terrie said...

Purple is eye catching and the flower is a chic. Loving it. Your orange one is very sharp. My favourite.

Heather Woollove said...

Terrie--Thanks!! Yes...orange is a wonderful color with lots of energy and spirit!! :) XXO-

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

having scrolled up and down a bit here, i'm still totally amazed at this technique called felting... you are such a dab hand. and photographing the process! my goodness...

now. i wish you a very happy 2012 too, dear heather. may much more felt swing your way and may we enjoy it all... ;)
n♥

Fiona said...

It's great, Heather! I'm sure your freind absolutely loves it! I really like the simplicty of the closure in relation to the ornamentation of the bag....Thanks so much for your book reccommendations! I'll be checking them out once the library opens tomorrow! It's always good to go in a new direction for a little, whether in books, or felt! So looking forward to seeing your wonderful felt works in this new year! xoxFiona

Rachel said...

It's gorgeous - very well done indeed!

Heather Woollove said...

Woolf--Thanks for your sweet remarks..."dab hand"...love it! :)
Fiona--Yes...changing it up in one way always frees you up in unexpected 'others'!! XX-
Rachel--Thanks so much!

Terrie said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my post of the leather straps bag. Your suggestion is great. I've to change the needle would do well on sewing. Lazy and stupid me! I really enjoy reading your blog. You've lots of ideas and tutorial is clear. BIG Thank You.

Angela said...

lovely colours Heather

Heather Woollove said...

Terrie--I disagree...you are certainly neither lazy nor stupid. It is a very common mistake! When I bought my Bernina sewing machine some years ago, I got two free classes on how to use it and the shop owner said that many women NEVER change needles until they break! I've noticed that a new needle really 'feels better' while sewing! :)
Angela--I'm glad you like them!

narkeymarkey said...

perfection in purple!

this is such a great technique and your end result is stunning :)

Dawn Edwards said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for my beautiful bag...You know that I adore it, and you;-))) Fiona is absolutely right, your friend does "absolutely love it"...You're too good to me.

Happiest of New Year's wishes to you dear friend.

Love,
Dawn

karen said...

it's wonderful Heather....

Viltalakim said...

wow just amazing!! my fav color too at the moment ;-)

Heather Woollove said...

Tracey--Thanks so much!
Dawn--I adore you 'right back', my sweet friend!!
Karen--I'm glad you like it!!
Kim--I'm looking forward to seeing your purple scarf!! :)

Sandie Knapp said...

Very cute, and perfect for those quick trips, where you don't need to be hauling a big bag along with you. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Yes..that's what I thought, too!