Friday, October 4, 2013

'Felt United' Seaweed Tote- Part 2 of 3

Applying a thin strip of plastic for a resist...

 
...and laying out a narrow ridge of felt.

 
Folding it in along the bottom (unattached) side for a nice, neat edge.

 
Rolling three strands of pencil roving together to make thin cords.



Attaching one cord to the center of each flap. 
 
Turning the partially felted piece right-side out.

 
A close-up of the lacy knitted texture.

 
A view of side two...

 
...and of the tote bottom.



Oftentimes, when I'm carrying an open-top tote bag...

...I feel like its contents are a little 'exposed'.

With no zippers or barriers to the outside world...

...things can fall out or 'go missing'.

The addition of flaps below the handle...

...but high enough in the tote bag to allow for storage...

...seemed the perfect answer!

Next time: the finished bag...

...with photos of the interior flaps.

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9 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

I am really in love with the knit being used in your felted design and, of course, the colors are perfect!

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea-You don"t know how much that means to me...being
a 'newborn knitter' and all! :)
...and yes, I figured you'd be one of the few people I could count on not to quibble with the background color! Har.

Hooked On Felt said...

Heather,
This is a lovely application of the two wonderful mediums. Very nicely done and I love the colors you choose. Super cool idea!
Thanks for sharing.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Suzanne!

Rachel said...

A most ingenious solution, involving much less fuss than a zip!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Thank-you! I think this concept will have lots of utility. :)

Sandra Knapp said...

Oh my gosh, just look at how the knitted bits were absorbed just enough to stick permanently, but stand out too!! It's going to be fabulous! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie!!

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