Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"Manly" Storage Envelopes- Part 2 of 2

The white envelope back side...



...and flap side (prior to adding the button).

 
The commercial felt pieces really 'stick out' from the envelope surface...

...providing an interesting texture.

 
Flap open (note the buttonhole reinforcement)... 
 
...and closed...



...with leather button.

The second envelope (flap side).

 
 After top-stitching...

...I trimmed the felt along the seam for a tidy look.
 
Always in a quandry about what to make for my male co-workers...

....I decided to create some sort of storage envelope for two of them this Christmas.

(Because even in a world of computerized records...

...there are still some important papers that a person needs to retain.)

Since it was my first time, working with commercial wool felt...

...it was interesting to see that the pieces merely felted 'to' and not really 'into' the finished felt...

...resulting in a highly textured surface.

To add to their masculine look, I cut and stitched a leather flap for each one...

...and used braided leather buttons for the closures.

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13 comments:

Truly Myrtle said...

I love the touch of the leather buttons. Very manly ;)

Heather Woollove said...

TM--Hahaha...thanks! XO-

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Witaj. Bardzo fajnie połączenie kolorów. Aż się chce przytulić taką torebkę.

Kathleen said...

That's a very stylish use of the leather, and a beautiful color as well.

Heather Woollove said...

Karolina--They do have an interesting, bumpy texture!
Kathy--Many thanks to the dear friend who enabled my 'leather addiction' recently!

Terrie said...

Heather, you're so thoughtful. The leather flaps and buttons are great with wool felt.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--Thank-you! I like this combination very much, too!

Rachel said...

Very successful. Clearly there is always a lot to learn about felt!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Yes...always something new to try. :) XO-

Sandie Knapp said...

Wow, they are both fantastic!! Adding that leather like flap was totally smart! Very nice, and I bet they hold up for ages and ages!! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie-Thanks! :)

FeltersJourney said...

These are lovely! Great idea and very 'manly' :) with the leather flaps and buttons
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Hahaha...thanks, Deborah!! XO-