Sunday, April 7, 2013

'Painterly' Two-Layer Purse- Part 3 of 3

After tucking the lining into the interior of the bag...

...a view of the purse back...

 
...and front.

 
Fashioning a leather flap for a closure...



...and carefully cutting out the center of the stitched buttonhole. 
 
The handmade leather strap and flap are attached next...

 
...and the button is sewn on.

A view of the purse front...



...and back
 
The lining of the purse...

...with pockets.

 
After sewing the open end of the lining closed...

...I tucked it into the body of the bag...

...to create a two-layer purse.

Next, I machine stitched around the top of the purse...

...to hold the lining in place.

From sour apple green leather, I fashioned a strap and flap...

...and stitched them both to the bag.

Finding a ceramic button in 'just the right color'...

...was the icing on the cake!

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13 comments:

Janine said...

Love the detais with leather, inside ore outside, both look stunning!! Have a great sunday!

Heather Woollove said...

Janine-Thanks so much! Happy Sunday!

WonderWhyGal said...

The details like the button closure really do add the extra POP! Love it.

Rachel said...

The details have worked out beautifully - well done!

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea and Rachel-Thanks so much!

Felting Sunshine said...

I love that you have the patience to finish off the insides of the bags! Awesome colors!

Алевтина Калинина said...

Heather, very nice purse and mostly i like the colour! Fantastic!

Mattie Versteegen said...

Again you made a beautifull bag. Especially the closure I like a lot and the colours are great.
Grt.Mattie

Kathleen said...

Heather, I love the close-up of the button hole stitching. Are you using a leather needle? Heavy thread? Looks great!!

Heather Woollove said...

Kelly--That's why this bag is so easy...the lining is made at the same time as the purse! :)
Alevtina--Thank-you so much!
Mattie--Working with brightly dyed leather is fun for me! :)
Kathy--Thanks! Yes...a 'cuir' (leather) needle for my Bernina...and regular thread (the variegated kind that you turned me on to!) :)

Sandie Knapp said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!
I love the bright colors. So cheerful! What a happy little bag that is. :)

FeltersJourney said...

Absolutely lovely Heather! The colours are perfect.. I'm loving that green leather it's just right against the colours of the bag. Great work (as always)! xoxo

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks! :)
Deborah--You and I are fans of colored leather, I think! :)