So far I have made myself a coin purse.. this is to go with the tambourine bag. I was asked in comments on the tambourine bag post how I thought the bag would hold it's shape if used as a purse.. well there's only one way to find out. SO when it's not being used for a tambourine :) this bag will double up as my 'posh' bag.. so of course I needed a coin purse to go with it!
|Lots of handprint templates..|
I used the shrink/enlarge facility on a copier to get different sized prints
|Covering with layers of white merino|
|And the design layer.. with a 25% of actual size handprint|
|Part way through felting|
|Finished felting.. left to dry|
|Hand sewn into a metal purse frame|
|and open :) plenty of wiggle room for my fingers in there|
|I took these out for the first time last Friday night celebrating my babies 16th birthday :)|
|Lovely Wensleydale locks :)|
|Instead of sewing reinforcing into the handle area I made|
the felt extra thick. And the flap for sewing the zip in was a
perfect place for more tiny handprints :)
I love these strong metal YKK zips! (sewn in by hand of course).