Saturday, May 24, 2014

Flat Felt and Leather Purses- Part 4 of ?

Mid-way through felting (front)...


                                          ...and back (with segmented pocket).




                                                         Once fully felted...




                                        ...the colors appear a bit more 'true to life'!




                                          Cutting out leather sides, flap and strap...




                                        ...and machine-stitching them into place.




                                                  The finished purse bottom...




                                                            ...back side...




                                  ...and open leather flap with reinforced buttonhole.




                                         The interior of this purse is quite roomy...




                                 ...and the divided pocket helps to keep things neat.





                              I extended the length of the strap, after trying it on for size...

                                      ...allowing for more comfort and functionality.



                            The finished purse front (with Moroccan button closure).




                                         Next time: scores of tiny squares! :)

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Very successful - and the leather sides give it an interesting "rolled" shape.

Deborah Walker said...

I love your creative bag designs! Particularly like the mix of coloured leather and felt here. And it looks a really practical shape. Any tips on where to get leather like this?
Deborah

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Rachel!
Deborah-Tandy Leather is a great source for dyed leather.

Sandra Knapp said...

Both of these flat felt purses have finished really lovely. And they look quite roomy inside too. Good work lady!! :)

Terriea Kwong said...

Such beautiful collage, mixed media and firm purse. Also room for easy organising. You're so talented in making bags. Love it.

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie and Terriea- Thanks! This one was a birthday gift for my daughter. :)

FeltersJourney said...

I just know how great this design is to use.. loads of room and very comfy with the wide leather strap! I'm sure your daughter loves it
Dxx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah-:)

Courtney zyla said...

The handbag look so stunning

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Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Courtney!