Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Felt Handbag, complete!

I completed the last project I started at the last LA Fiber Guild's Felt Study Group last month. We all worked on the resist method.

The bag is made in one piece. I used a pre-felt fabric from Outback Fibers for the branch design that I cut out and wet felt onto the bag's surface. I sewed two short seams into the corners of the bag to give it more of a boxy structure. I added rivets to secure the handles in place, and made a felt ball for a toggle closure. I used wool blend yarn to sew a blanket stitch along the top edge of the bag for extra durability. I am really happy with how it turned out and am looking forward to making another.

If you are interested in joining us, the next meeting is at Sunday, March 2nd at 11am.


Dina said...

it looks amazing :) well done, cant wait to see the next ones!

SewDelish said...
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SewDelish said...

Great Bag. Your Mum sent me over here from stumble.

I am having a crafty contest on my blog if you would like to enter

Sewdelish xx