Friday, April 19, 2013

Organza-Embellished Two-Layer Purse- Part 2 of 3

The finished piece, immediately after felting...

 
...and, again, after blocking and steaming...

 
...which noticeably improves its texture and appearance.

 
A close-up of the felted-in organza...



...and one internal pocket.

 
After turning the project inside-out again...

...I narrowed the sides of the lining a smidgen...

 
...and trimmed away the extra felt

 
Sewing the cut opening closed, except for a 'turning hole'...

...prior to turning it right-side out again.

 
Even though I'm showing you this project well after my other two-layer bags...

...in actuality, I made this one first.

(Since it was a gift, I had to keep it secret until now.) :)

One of the things that I learned as I went along...

...is that it works best if the 'lining end' of the felt is slightly narrower than the 'purse end'.

In my later two-layer projects, I merely modified the resist a bit...

...but for this one, I had to stitch and trim the felt into the correct shape.

Next time: the finished bag with leather strap...

...and an iridescent button closure!

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8 comments:

Janine said...

It looks so stunning with does stripes, can't wait to see the finish

WonderWhyGal said...

One day I won't cringe when I see you type "stitch and trim" ;-)

Looking forward to the finished bag post.

Rachel said...

I love the look of the felt with the silk inlay!

Zed said...

The organza turned out great, I love the texture.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, all! XO

Mattie Versteegen said...

It looks really great. You leave me always in suspence. Grt.Mattie

Mattie Versteegen said...

It looks great already.
Grt.Mattie

Heather Woollove said...

Mattie-Thanks so much!