Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pink "Retirement" Purse- Part 2 of 2

Pinning the fabric lining and handle to the bag, prior to sewing.

 
The finished purse...

 
...and in close-up...

 
...and closer, still..

...(here, showing the top-stitching detail on the bag flap).

 
The reverse side...

 
...and in close-up.

 
Tiny (yet strong) earth magnets wrapped in fabric provide the closure.

 
The fabric-lined bag interior...

...with ladybugs and flowers!

 
I found a piece of pink seersucker fabric in my stash...

...and used it to make the purse lining.

I machine-stitched around the bag opening...

...and the edge of the front flap, as well.

After trimming some of the excess felt from the flap...

...I sewed earth magnets into little fabric 'pockets'...

...and stitched them onto the bag for a closure.

I fashioned the handle from a length of denim fabric...

...cut from a discarded pair of jeans.

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15 comments:

FeltersJourney said...

Really pretty bag Heather. It has a very warm, happy energy - I'm sure your friend will love it and get lots of use from it! I like the fabric wrapped magnet closure & OMG that ladybug fabric is so cute - perfect lining for this piece!
x

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Thanks! It's so much fun to try to find just the right fabric to line these bags! :)

Elizabeth said...

What are earth magnets?

I like the simple motif that reminds me of flames. The finish work on this purse looks very nice. She will love it!

Heather Woollove said...

Elizabeth--Sorry for the confusion. They're really called rare-earth magnets. You can read about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare-earth_magnet XXO-

Voie de Vie said...

I love this bag! Also love the "confetti" effect.

But then, most all of your bags are super. :)

Rachel said...

Charming, rather formal, and brilliantly colourful!

Heather Woollove said...

Denise--Interesting...you saw 'confetti', I was thinking more of a 'Danish modern design repeat'. :)
Rachel--Yes, hahaha...not everyone likes as 'wild' a purse as I do!!!!

Angela said...

I love how creative you are with your handles and linings!

Truly Myrtle said...

Another fabulous bag. I just love the red with the small detail :)

Grazyna said...

Bella!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Angela--I think it's fun to sift through my stash fabrics, hoping to find a good match! :)
TM-Thank you! It was fun to make.
Grazyna--I'm glad you like this one! XXO-

Loco Lindy said...

This is beautiful, Heather, your friend is very lucky :)

Heather Woollove said...

Lindy--Thanks so much!!

Sandie Knapp said...

That is adorable. You always amaze me with how wonderfully you match the lining with the bags, every time! Totally cute in every way. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie!! XXO-