Friday, November 2, 2012

Pre-Felt Flower Adorned Red Purse- Part 2 of 2

The finished purse front...



...and shield-like back. 
 
Trimming a piece of coordinating leather...

 
...folding it into thirds...

...and stitching it together for a strap.



Stitching a pleat into the back of the flap to help it lie better...

...and adding a large sew-on snap for a closure.

 
The purse back.



The finished bag with strap.
 
I think it looks rather Victorian!
 
This purse was an experiment...

...and it was fun, trying out a new bag shape.

The flowers lend a feminine touch to the bag...

...and the deep red color keeps it from looking too 'young'. :)

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13 comments:

Terrie said...

Sweet purse. The prefelted flowers "melted" perfectly. The ever young purse to carry.

WonderWhyGal said...

I love how those flowers turned out. What a great technique. I love your experiments.

Rachel said...

Yes, if the background had been pink it would have been distinctly babyish. As it is, it looks distinctly grown-up!

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--Thank-you! Working with pre-felt allows for lots of fun stitching techniques during felting!
Andrea--Thanks! It's always fun to try something new, isn't it?!? (You are the queen of doing that!!)
Rachel--I'm glad that it 'reads' adult to you, too!

Vivian said...

What an interesting shape. It indeed looks Victorian!

Voie de Vie said...

Nice new bag shape - love it!

Heather Woollove said...

Vivian--All it needs is tassels! ;)
Denise--Thank-you!!

Chrisknits said...

Dudette! Your work is stunning.

Heather Woollove said...

Chris--Thanks so much!

karen said...

I am soooo happy you are here after the storm!!! Hope the girls are well x
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Heather Woollove said...

Karen--Thanks for your care and concern!! The girls are all well, too...thanks! XO-

Karen said...

It looks beautiful with all the flowers and a great shape to :)

Heather Woollove said...

Karen--Thank-you! I was so happy...I gave it to my friend last night for her birthday and she really liked it, too! :)