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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Felted bags finished!

The felted bags are done - and the small ones off to good girly homes.

I devised a clasp for the small ones, consisting of a button attached to a loop of hat elastic stitched inside the top back edge of the bag, and a large button fixture on the outside front of the bag. The elastic loop can be pulled over the button on the outside to hod the bag closed.

The elastic slots between the frills when in use an barely notices on the stripy bags.

On the apricot bag the elastic notices a little, but is, I think OK.

When not in use the loop hangs inside the bag.

This is the large bag with the handles realigned and embellished with ceramic buttons at each end. I cut each handle from the bag at one end and stitched it back on. The felting is sufficient to prevent unravelling. You can see a slight raise in the top edge where the handle used to be.

The buttons are decorative rather than utilitarian, but the bag is now both attractive and fully functional!


Jillian said...

Margaret posted a comment "these bags look great" which I lost in the process of publishing it. My apologies, Margaret, and many thanks for commenting.

katherine said...

They do look fantastic. I am sure the girls will love theirs. I've just started on a crochet jacket today using Bendigo's Persian blend of wool, mohair, alpaca and silk. Very nice to crochet with and extremely soft. Will blog it on the weekend.

Jillian said...

Thanks Katherine. I'll be interested to see how the Persian turns out. I resisted buying any until I knit up more of my stash!

Monica said...

I love them all! Felt is so appealing, somehow. Great work!

cottonreel said...

Love these bags . I'm new to felting but I like doing it

Jillian said...

Thanks Monica and cottonreel. I'm glad you like them. I agree, felting this way is a lot of fun and very satisfying.