Monday, July 2, 2012
bag with a huge red heart
I had the idea to make a bag with a huge red heart to carry around in summer. Happily, I was able to see this idea through to completion! I used heavyweight canvas for this and put in large gussets in the bottom--it basically stands alone. I used felt for the heart. I was so surprised to find 100% wool felt at my local Ben Franklin (the only store in town for sewing supplies). Turns out, this is meant for needle felting so the felt is super duper thick. I have no idea how it will hold up over time. I tried to stabilize the whole heart with fusible webbing, but it barely stuck to the wool, so it's not really so stabilized after all. I zigzagged around the edges.
Here is what the phone pocket looks like on the inside.
Bags are maybe my favorite things to make--so easy and functional.