A Couple of Felted Pouches

This week I decided to make a new pouch for my business cards. The one I am using now is getting  a little ratty looking from being in my purse for several years.

I didn’t take any in progress photos. I wasn’t really thinking about it, just enjoying the process of making something.

This is the first one, front and back and closed. It turned out well but I tiny bit smaller than I wanted.  Not bad considering I didn’t do any measuring I just cut out a resist and started.

Here it is on the resist so you can see the shrinkage

And a pictures of the nuno felt designs.

I made the second pouch bigger. I wanted some ruffles along the sides so added extra fiber there sticking out from the side. I didn’t make the extra wide enough and it almost disappeared. It is a tiny bit ruffled but not great.

and on the resist.

And a close up of the silk roses, I think I will shave them, they are a bit fuzzy.

Finally both of them with a ruler to give you an idea of size. one is about 6 and the other about 8 inches

I have a thought of making them to sell. I thought maybe I would put a grommet in the back with a carabineer clip in it. I am just not sure they will sell at a decent price. Do you like the idea? What do you think people would pay for them?




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14 Responses to A Couple of Felted Pouches

  1. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Cute and clever design Ann. Personally I like the one with the rounded bottom, but I’m sure you could sell both designs. But I guess the big question is it worth the time? Is there a way to shorten the process without compromising the integrity of the product. I think there would be a market for a unique product especially among crafters or for gifts. Why not try making several and try selling them at your next fair?

  2. Maureen says:

    I agree with Marilyn…they are cute and clever, and different. But could you sell them for a price that reflects the work? I,m not sure, good idea to make a few and sell them at your next ‘do’ first.

    • Thanks Maureen, I think I may be able to make a bunch of them at the same time. Neither of you said what you thought about the grommet and carabineer idea?

  3. ruthlane says:

    These are great Ann. I would sell something like this probably in the $45-50 range. I think the grommet and carabineer is a good idea. Then you could attach to a belt or attach to your larger purse and not lose it inside the bag.

    • Thanks Ruth. Wow, that much? That is more than I thought. Want to buy some pouches? LOL I thought about putting skinny piece of Velcro in the top part so you could stick something in there to keep it safe, a little USB stick or key. It would be hard to sew in and I am not sure the sticky back stuff would stick well enough.

  4. Lyn says:

    I agree with the comments above – make a few as a trial and see how it goes. I prefer the one without the ruffle, very pretty, and I think a clip on it would be a good idea to save rummaging around in a bag to find it.

    • Thanks Lyn. I think I will. I was very unimpressed with the ruffle. I will see how the next one turns out. I need to find my grommets. Every time (once every 2 or 3 years) I want one, I seem to have to go buy new ones and a new applicator.

  5. craftywoman says:

    what a good idea and I also like the idea of the clip to keep things close and easy to get at, and they are super cute 🙂

  6. zedster66 says:

    These are great, Ann 🙂 I agree with the comments on whether the time+effort would get the price to be worth it. I wouldn’t get £4.50- £5 here, so for me it wouldn’t, but you can only try and see, you have great fairs and people who value crafts there.

  7. tracey2008 says:

    A good idea Ann. I would put them on at £5, and no this would not be reflecting the time and effort gone into them but so what’s new!!!

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