Monday, January 28, 2013

'Reptilian' Purse With Pre-Felt Flap- Part 2 of 2

Cutting slits into the pre-felt flap...

...prior to final felting.

 
Adding a bit of black felt (to extend the length of the flap)...

 
...and stitching it to the purse.

 
 The back (embellished) side of the purse...
 
...and, again, in close-up.

 
The opened purse...

 
...with inner pocket.

 
The finished purse.



Using the same pre-felt technique that I employed in some recent scarves...

...I snipped irregular slits into the pre-felt flap...

...and opened them up to make holes in the finished felt.

In order to position the flap properly on the bag, once sewn...

...I needed to add a little length to it...

...so I stitched it to an extra piece of black felt, prior to attaching it to the bag.

(The extra bit is located inside the bag and doesn't show..)

The back of the purse makes me think of a painted turtle...

...and the front flap reminds me of a crocodile! :)

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10 comments:

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

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Heather Woollove said...

Karolina--Thank you!

Felting Sunshine said...

Love the shape of this bag! The slits on your flap give great texture and I like how the bag color pops through! Another brilliant design.

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--Thanks so much! This one was fun to fiddle around with! XO-

Rachel said...

Very dramatic indeed - well done!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel XO-

Sandie Knapp said...

Very nice! I didn't know what to expect, but again you surprise me. LOL

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie!

AllyB said...

Your purse is beyond awesome!

Heather Woollove said...

Thank-you, Ally!!