Saturday, December 28, 2013

Green Nuno Felt Purse With Batik Lining- Part 3 of 3

My finished, fabric-lined bag...

...still needed some sort of a closure...


...so I fashioned a strap from a short piece of black leather...

 
...used a medicine bottle cap to shape the curved end...

 
...and machine-stitched a buttonhole into it.

 
Here it is, in situ.

 
To finish off the closure, I used a special button...

...that my daughter bought for me in Morocco.

 
The purse back...



 ...and front.
 

Even though I lost some pieces of decorative fabric during the felting process...

...I think that the cotton-dot-studded felt provides plenty of interest on its own.

The unexpectedly 'naked' section on the back of the purse...

...also gave me the perfect opportunity to break out some of my vintage buttons...

...and have a go with my sewing needle! :)

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11 comments:

reenierph said...

Beautiful!

WonderWhyGal said...

ooooh, I love the flow of the colors through the green. It's so cool that you have buttons and closures along with wisps of fabrics that have come from different travels around the world. Just another fabulous story for each piece of art you make.

Vilt à la Kim said...

beautyfull bag!! Inspires me to felt again... i want to make a hat today...

xox

Heather Woollove said...

Reenie-Thanks so much! Happy New Year, my friend! XOX
Andrea--I was pretty excited about the 'origins' of some of the different materials used to make this bag, too! :) Hoping you're celebrating all week with your bears! XOX
Kim--That's so nice! I wonder what your hat will look like?!? Functional or WILD?!? Giggle. Have a wonderful 2014, my sweet! XOX

Sandra Knapp said...

This bag is a total success, even though it didn't seem it was in the beginning. Absolutely gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Very springlike - good to see in the depths of winter!

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie-Thanks! :)
Rachel-It is a very 'first leaves of Spring' kind of color, isn't it?

FeltersJourney said...

Perfect closure for it! And I love that the button has come from one of your daughters travels :)
It's a stunning bag, made even more special by the story of where you have collected all the materials from!
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--I love using gifted materials to create felted items! It makes me feel so close to the giver...even if I've had the supplies for quite some time, waiting for just the 'right' project. :)

Jess Schleicher said...

This is just beautiful. I love the unexpected button area.

Heather Woollove said...

Jess--Thanks so much!