Felted Case

Felted Case

This week, I made a case for my best friend’s birthday. I made it all in one piece using a resist. I laid out a piece of silk on the resist first so that the back inside had a nice pattern, I also thought this would help strengthen the flap so it doesn’t stretch if it’s opened often. This is the front with the flap open:

And the back with the flap open:

This is how it looked with the flap closed:

I used some dyed silk throwster’s waste and dyed soy staple for the embellishments:

The silk has a paisley design on it, which can still be seen, but close up you can’t tell with the texture:

I always have trouble choosing buttons for cases/purses etc. I’m sure I said this last time, but I really need to make some more buttons out of polymer clay. I bought a bag of green buttons at a hobby fair about a year ago, I thought this one was quite nice, but a bit small:

I liked this ‘fancy’ button, but it’s a bit big and too thick:

This was my favourite and what I ended up using:

I blanket stitched around the button hole and around the opening/flap, but didn’t get chance to photograph it finished. My friend loves it and he’s already using it πŸ™‚

14 thoughts on “Felted Case

  1. I like it! The third button is the best. What does your fried use it for? Mobile phone? I can see the paisley design.

    1. Thanks, Kathryn πŸ™‚
      I think he’s got his tobacco, lighter and rolling papers in there!

  2. Great case Zed, I am not surprised your friend loved it. Isn’t the ability to line something while making it wonderful. I think the third button was best too. the trait lines on the first one didn’t match the design on the case.

    1. Thanks, Ann πŸ™‚
      I’m glad I managed to do the silk lining properly, I kept thinking I’d thought it out wrong!

  3. Great case Zed! I’m sure it will be treasured. I have the same issue with choosing buttons. I never seem to have one that is just right but your choice was a good one πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Ruth πŸ™‚
      I’m sure it will be treasured πŸ™‚ I have probably thousands of buttons, but still find it hard getting the perfect one!

  4. It’s a lovely gift! The nuno lining will make it last, as well as being attractive, and you made the right button choice.

  5. Very nice case. Particularly like the nuno inside. How lovely to have such a personal, unique and thoughtful present.

  6. Lovely case….the lining, colours and final choice of button are great. I’m sure this personal gift will be used with a smile on their face.

    1. Thanks, Antje πŸ™‚
      I know it makes me smile when I see it being used every day πŸ™‚

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