One thing I realised when I was making the bag I showed last time is that I was running out of offcuts. So decided to make some more. I suppose technically they're not offcuts if I make them with the intention of cutting into strips, but you know what I mean :) I made a few different coloured nuno felt pieces:
I loved the variety of textures I got from using different fabrics on the orange piece:
The red piece was made with all silk pieces:
This is a corner of the red piece with sunlight on it:
Before I got too attached to the pieces, I cut them all up into strips:
I made a mistake with some of them, because some pieces weren't very wide. I should have left them 'whole' instead of cutting the strip in half like I did the others. I started with the red and orange strips, and matched up some pieces, it turned out some of the purple strips worked well to so I used some of them. I made them into a passport style shoulder bag. I made this side as the front:
I made the back to match, but different enough that it can be reversed for a different look:
It's not very easy to see, but I finished the bottom of the strap off with some wooden beads.
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