I wanted to make a bag out of the felt I'd made. The original idea was to make a completely vertical bag with a handle at the top. But it was a little bit plain for my liking.
Because I didn't have a set idea of what the bag would look like, I thought I'd share the process that I went through to make the final bag.
So I tapered the sides and shaped the top. But it looked too deep for me.
I added a lining of not-made-by-me contrasting felt which helped to strengthen the handles.
And then I thought, well, it's a bit plain, why not add a felt flower to the bag?
It was supposed to be a corsage that you could unpin and use separately. But because the felt I'd made was so bloomin' thick, it just flopped and there was no way I would want to wear it like that on my coat!
And then I wondered what the 'corsage' would look like on the front of the bag - not bad. But not quite right.
But would it be better if it was on the side of the bag? This didn't look quite right to me.
But when I added it to the other side I was happy. That was it!
A close up picture of the extra-thick felted tweed - you can just see the original tweed in the middle of the felt.
It even has a straight label!
I'm happy now!