Friday, June 1, 2012

Striped Cotton Sliver and Flax-Embellished Purse- Part 2 of 2

The back of the finished felt.



Cutting out fabric for the lining and large inner pocket. 
 
The finished purse with linen strap (front)...

 
...and back.

 
I top-stitched the flap with variegated thread for interest.



The lining and inner pocket.
 
A textured button picks up the golden theme.

 
I trimmed the flap after top-stitching...

...but before sewing the buttonhole (to remove some of the bulk).

 
Because this bag is so sunny...

...it seemed to call for a darker strap and lining.

I fashioned the linen strap from a re-purposed thrift store top...

...and the lining from some of my favorite stash fabric.

I used my work ID as a pattern when sizing the inner pocket...

...and it's just right for quick removal when I need to 'badge'-into the parking garage. :)

Since I wanted my purse to be a bit more secure this time...

...I used a button and buttonhole closure, rather than a magnet.

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11 comments:

Алевтина said...

excellent!!! I love that purse and especially the colour. It's so cheerful.

WonderWhyGal said...

That lining is perfect. I love that the strap is re-purposed too.

Heather Woollove said...

Alevtina--Thanks so much!
Andrea--Yes...the linen top didn't fit me, but using it this way was the next best thing! :)

Vivian said...

All that lining and sewing sounds very time consuming. How long does it take you to do a project from beginning to end? and you always photograph each step too, and I assume keeping all the pictures organized!

Truly Myrtle said...

I pop in for a peek at what you're up to - and what to I find? Another fabulous bag! probably my favourite yet - I LOVE yellow :)

FeltersJourney said...

Its lovely Heather - the whisps remind me of feathers for some reason..
x

Heather Woollove said...

Vivian--A purse is usually a two-day affair (not that I spend all of both days on it, but with felting taking much of one day + drying overnight + sewing the lining/strap, etc. on day two, that's about the time table.)
TM--Oh, I'm glad you like this sunny one!! XXO-
Deborah--Hahaha...I agree...they do, don't they?
(I'm both surprised by, and like, the way that that cotton sliver felts in so well.)

Rachel said...

This works really well. It's really sunny and cheery!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--I must be in a bit of a 'yellow mood' lately!
:)

Terrie said...

ASbsolutely brighten a day to carry such a lovely purse. Summer days with yellow is cheerful.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--I agree!! XXO-