Thursday, 1 July 2010

Minifelt Purses

Firstly apologies for the lack of blogging lately. I blame it all on the fantastic weather we've been having, as it's just too nice to stay indoors on the computer!

Anyway I have been hard at work on these new additions to my shop, felt purses. I've always wanted to have a go at sewing a purse but thought it'd be too complicated as I've never sewn a zip in before...

Here is my first attempt. I started with two layers of felt, cut to about 12 x 8cm.  Then I sewed my design onto the front layer first, I choose a fox's face, as I'm quite obsessed with foxes after watching Fantastic Mr Fox on DVD the other day!

Then when it came to sewing in the zip I cheated and cut a gap the size of my zip into two pieces of felt (the inner layer and outer layer). Then I stitched around the outside of the zip to hold it in place, which seems to work perfectly!
I then finished the purse off by sewing the sides together of the inner layer which I made slightly smaller than the outer layer, as I thought that two layers of stitches would make it more sturdy.

Here's the finished purse plus I've made a few more too with some different designs:


  1. These purses are very cute - love them!

  2. They look great. Your designs are really cute.

  3. Squeeee! So cute! Like your method for popping the zip in too