Thursday, 9 May 2013


I've done a little bit more work on a couple of the purses I started. I'd already sewn up one of the slubbed white ones, and now I've added the button and button-hole. I thought doing large-ish blanket stitch around the button hole would suit the colours and style of this purse.

I used some slubbed wool I bought quite a few years ago to make the felt for this. I added some extra threads and bits of silk to the felt. I can't find a photo of it, but this piece is very similar, and this is a close up of the texture.

I used a cream vintage button, and kept the natural uneven edges again for the back pocket.

The other purse I worked on was one made from a piece of felt and squares of silk paper. It was one of my favourite pieces, the silk squares are so shiny. I'm still undecided about the button, I'm thinking of using this vintage one:

This is the back:

And the inside, I like these purses with two pockets because you get to see more felt than on the zipper ones:


  1. They look really nice, great colors. I love the slubbed wool with the little pieces of different colors.

  2. Love the one with the silk squares! The vintage button looks good with it :)

    1. Thanks, Deb, I'm still undecided about the button :)

  3. The white felt looks like marble - very clever.

    I like the idea of two pockets in the purse and the silk paper looks scrummy on the blue.

    1. Thanks, Lyn :)
      I wish the silk paper was less messy to make, I really liked using it.