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 🙂
14 thoughts on “Felted Case”
I like it! The third button is the best. What does your fried use it for? Mobile phone? I can see the paisley design.
Thanks, Kathryn 🙂
I think he’s got his tobacco, lighter and rolling papers in there!
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.
Thanks, Ann 🙂
I’m glad I managed to do the silk lining properly, I kept thinking I’d thought it out wrong!
The third button was perfect. A lovely case in my favorite color combo. I’m glad your friend likes it.
Thanks Marilyn 🙂
I forgot you like turquoise and similar colours too!
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 🙂
Thanks, Ruth 🙂
I’m sure it will be treasured 🙂 I have probably thousands of buttons, but still find it hard getting the perfect one!
It’s a lovely gift! The nuno lining will make it last, as well as being attractive, and you made the right button choice.
Thanks Lyn 🙂
Very nice case. Particularly like the nuno inside. How lovely to have such a personal, unique and thoughtful present.
Thanks, Lindsay 🙂
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.
Thanks, Antje 🙂
I know it makes me smile when I see it being used every day 🙂