Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Plethora of Peculiar Projects- Part 12 ('Chicken Drumsticks' Purse)

Turning in the raw edges...

...and adding a stitched-on design element to the flap.

Sandwiching the foam resist between two layers of pre-felt.

Stitching around the edges of the bag... help hold the layers together during felting.

Cutting rectangles of pre-felt...

...and stitching them into 'tubes' (with painter's plastic acting as a resist)... form 'chicken drumsticks'! :)

Sewing them to the body of the bag... preparation for final felting.
My original intention for this purse was to make exterior 'tubes'...

...which would make for easy placement of a leather or woven handle after felting.

I stitched rectangles of pre-felt into cylinders...

...and patency was achieved... filling them with thin 'painter's plastic', prior to felting.

Next time: you'll understand why I call them 'chicken drumsticks'... details about my annual blog anniversary give-away! :)

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Sandra Knapp said...

I rather like the "fuzzy" look the bag has now, but I guess that will all be gone after it's felted? Oh well, it's looking good so far. Looking forward to the finished bag. :)

Hoping the sun is shining upon your face today.

Rachel said...

I'm not sure whether I can visualise how this is going to work yet, but I love the colours!

Alyluvsminialbums said...

This looks interesting! I have not used Pre Felt yet something on my to do list! :o)
Aly x

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--It's definitely less fuzzy after felting! :) a word it doesn', that is...but it was an interesting idea, anyway! :)
Aly--Making your own pre-felt is easy and you can make it any color you like!