Tuesday, March 19, 2013

'Silk Bits' Nuno-Felted Bag- Part 4 of 4

Making a buttonhole in the leather.



Fashioning a long leather strap...
 
...and stitching it to the reinforced 'footer' on the back of the purse.



Attaching a small leather loop to the lip of the bag.
 
The completed closure with button.

 
The finished purse...

...with flowers in matching colors! :)

 
The back side of the purse.



Voila! The completed bag...

...ready to hold lots of life's little necessities! :) 
 
Because of its 'wide mouth' opening...

...I needed to create a different kind of closure this time.

Using trimmed pieces of green leather...

...I fashioned a long strap and a loop for the leather button flap.

The 'footer' provides a reinforced area on the back of the purse...

...for the strap attachment...

...and the button is easily sewn to the bag...

...through the holes punched in the leather flap.

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21 comments:

Rachel said...

It's a great success - so bright and distinctive it will be impossible to lose, too!

Janine said...

Wow, this looks so great and fun at the sametime, love it Heather!

Angela said...

It looks lovely. Do you need a special foot or needle on your sewing machine to cope with the leather?

Mattie Versteegen said...

I haven't been able to read your blog this weekend and now I see that the bag is finished already.
It looks wonderfull. The closure I like a lot. And the colours are bright and beautifull.
Grt.Mattie

Loco Lindy said...

So cute! You are really clever, Heather :)

Mattie Versteegen said...

I noticed last week and today that my comments on your blog don't get posted.
Maybe I did something wrong.
But I wanted to tell you that the purse is really nice and the closure I find very special.
Grt.Mattie

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Hahaha...you're right! No one could take it by accident! :)
Janine--Thank-you!
Angela--I use my Bernina sewing machine and a needle that is specially made for sewing leather.
Mattie--Your posts are fine...I just hadn't gotten to them until now! :) I'm glad you like the closure. I thought it was a pretty good solution! :)
Lindy--You're sweet. I miss you and can't wait to see you!

Felting Sunshine said...

The colors are perfect and I LOVE the green leather you used. Another perfect project!

FeltersJourney said...

Turned out beautifully Heather - bet you friend was over-the-moon when you gave her this :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--The leather IS fun, isn't it? I bought it in TN last fall at Tandy leather. Do you have one near you?
Deborah--She is always very gracious about my felted gifts. (Come to think of it, she has many more of my felt purses than I do!!) :)

Sandie Knapp said...

What a wonderful little bag, and so bright and cheerful too. Congratulations, again!! :)

Grazyna said...

I really like!

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks--it was fun to make.
Grazyna--I'm glad...thanks!

Karolina Zienkiewicz said...

Fantastyczna torba, a może właściwie plecak. Kolorystyka super.

Heather Woollove said...

Karolina--Thanks! Yes...I think it suits my friend's lifestyle quite well. :)

Lorin said...

Absolutely Stunning Execution Heather, you should be so proud!

xoxo
Lorin

Heather Woollove said...

Lorin-it's one way to solve the 'troutymouth' conundrum... with this kind of bag closure!

Terrie said...

Unique and colorful. You're so creative in design and combine with leather. Eye catching bag!

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea-Thanks!

Melissa Plank said...

Fabu! All your special touches really shine!

Heather Woollove said...

Melissa--This one was a lot of fun to make...so
colorful! :)