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1  Felted sweater purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by ohwow on: February 23, 2009 06:24:42 PM
I used a pattern to get started on this felted purse, but I had to modify the original design quite a bit since I was using felt and wanted to do a couple of things differently.  I used a thrifted abercrombie and fitch belt for the strap and added a flap for the clasp.  The strap is adjustable so you can change the length.  I used a thrifted sweater for the felt and the lining is a Japanese print on cotton.  I stitched the lining in by hand using a reverse slip stitch.  The rosette is made from a wool sweater that had some corduroy trim.  I used some of the wool and the cord to give it an interesting texture.  I covered a shank button with some of the lining material for the center of the rosette.  The original design is called the 1-hour bag (http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/01/1-hour-bag-tutorial.html).  Ahem...it took me 3 weeks working here and there, but I have been planning this bag for over a year.  I love the juxtaposition of the sandals with the felted wool.  It's like the little reminder of summer that we all need in the winter.




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2  Felted Red Spiral Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ohwow on: January 26, 2008 02:39:05 PM
This is the first purse that I have posted.  This purse took a LONG time to make.  I spent 6 hours just doing the needle felting!  I also did a lot of handstitching.  I attached the lining by hand using a fell stitch because I didn't want the felt all bunched up with a seam.  I wasn't sure how the beaded necklace strap adornment would hold up, but I am hoping for the best because it looks really good with the rest of the purse.  I ended up sewing it to the strap every 2 large beads or so.  I think if I would have sewed between every bead it would have gotten crinkly looking if that makes sense.  The sweater I used for the body was from the thriftstore as was the necklace.  The lining was made from an upholstery sample and fabric scraps from my stash.  I used a magnetic purse clasp. 

I would love feedback!  Especially your thoughts on how you think the strap will hold up.






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