Monday, April 9, 2012

Another Stab At Ruffle-Making: Blue Purse- Part 2 of 3

Cutting out the fabric lining...

 
...and stitching on a leftover bit of felt for a pocket.

 
Making 'positioning pockets' for the leather straps...

...from pieces of yellow scrap felt.



Stitching the handles firmly to the scrap felt and fabric lining. 
 
The finished purse...

 
...front side...



...and back... 
 
...and open to show the lining and pocket.

 
I found a beautiful piece of white and blue-green fabric in my stash...

...and fashioned it into a lining for this purse.

I stitched a roomy felt pocket to the lining...

...and re-purposed straps from an old, discarded, leather purse.

If you would like an opportunity to win the purse for your own...

...please comment on this post (if you haven't already on Part 1).

I will be announcing the giveaway winner on Wednesday, April 11th...

...so be sure to get your comments in before Midnight (EST) on Tuesday, April 10th!

Next time: more finished photos...

...and a winner!

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11 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

oooh, I love that fabric lining.

I wonder, have you thought about using a fabric like silk to peak through the cut ruffle spots to actually create a ruffle. I would think it could be done at some point in the felting process.

hmmm, I'm just thinking of a project where my felting with silk went bad and if it was done on purpose it would achieve your affect.

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--I know...isn't that fabric great?!?
I like your silk fabric ruffle idea...kind of a built in nuno ruffle?!? I'll have to add it to my 'try this' list!
Thanks!! XXO-

Terrie said...

Looks this bag can be used both sides. Fabric lining of the bag is very good. You're generous of sharing result. Try and learn leads to creation.

Heather Woollove said...

Terrie--You're right...there's no real front or back side! Thanks for the encouraging words. XXO-

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Rachel said...

It's beautifully finished - well done!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel!

spidersworkshop said...

I haven't been felting for very long, and only recently tried felting with a resist. And now straws! I had never thought about all the different ways to make three dimentional felt.

Thanks for the ideas!

Heather Woollove said...

Spider-It's fun to try different things as resists.
I used the straws because they were wide and soft, and 'squishable'! :)

Lois said...

I made several 'wishing eggs' over the weekend with my children. Took the inspiration from an article Fiona Duthie wrote last year in the Living Crafts magazine. Used the short fibre merino batts -- instant felt!

Also made a bag recently using the C1/Pelsull. Worked beautifully. Thank you for the inspiration. It took a while but I finally did it!

I love watching your experimentation!

Heather Woollove said...

Lois--I'm happy to hear that you've been having great felting success lately! Have you blogged about your work yet? (I'll have to check!) XXO-