Making Some More Little Bags

Making Some More Little Bags

I haven’t had much time to felt and today I finally got some time to start some new little bags.

The last time I made little bags I forgot to add the spikes that end up as the closures so I made a bunch of spikes to be ready this time. Now to remember to make the rings for the bottom.

I make these bas self lining by putting fabric next to the resist. This creates a nuno felt lining and I don’t have to do it later. I licked this silk scarf a friend gave me for it’s nice bright colours and interesting dye pattern.

The other thing adding the nuno lining dies is add strength allowing me to make a thinner, less bulky bag. I set up 4 resists because if you are going to rub and roll some felt you might as well do make it worth while.

Here are the 4 bags ready to be put together. I try not to match the linings to the bag colour to much so it doesn’t disappear when I am done.  I may have to switch the 2 middle ones.

At this point I had to stop and switch the laundry and got distracted with other things so I haven’t made it past this point today. You will notice that I have forgotten the rings at this point but I have a chance to fix this when I get back to them. It is not to late …..yet. Next time I will hopefully have some progress to show you.



13 thoughts on “Making Some More Little Bags

  1. Now I am keen to see what you do next, what a great idea nuno felting the lining in place, I would never have thought of that, I’m enjoying the progress

    1. Thanks Lyn, I think they will look good. I like to do an interesting lining if it will be seen at all. I know I always look at the lining in my purses before buying. A nice lining can tip the balance on buying it.

  2. Great little bags Ann, I too like the idea of lining with nuno. I don’t make many bags but it’s a good idea to remember for sure.

  3. Cute little bags to be. I like the idea of Nuno lined bags. I did that with the handbag I made a while back. Saves a lot of steps in the long run. Can’t wait to see the finished bags.

    1. in the end picture the resist is under the lower ovals. I was using as a pattern to layout the wool. I will put the lining and resist on top next. I am hoping to have them ready for the next post. I will take pictures.

  4. That silk piece is gorgeous! It reminds me of those clingfilm and salt pictures me and Ruth did from the Start2 website. You’ve matched the wool nicely, but I agree about switching the middle ones 🙂

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