Friday, 12 July 2013

Hooray! felted bag

After playing around with the denim bag last week, I made another bag last week and forgot to post it.

It is made from a recycled wool jumper and the lining is made from an old shirt used also to make the flower and belt here.

The flowers are needle felted. A little kit I received a few Christmas' ago. I don't do much of this but it is so quick and gives an instant crafty fix.

I used the sewing machine to sew it together and I love working with recycled felt because it does not fray and holds it shape well for a bag.

Been to see my massively pregnant friend today who is struggling to stay cool - she has 5 weeks to go and is pretty hacked off with the whole thing right now! Little M was excited because she has a 17 month toddler already and we just sat in the shade, chatted, drank juice and watched the little ones play.
Jo x


  1. This is really pretty. I love the felted flowers. I've been really wanting to try felting and I think you've inspired me to do it soon!

  2. Love the colours, pretty cool blues! Chrissie x

  3. Very pretty bag Jo and such lovely little flowers to 'top it off'! Another creative success!
    Joy x

  4. What a cute bag. Love the colour and the flowers are just perfect. Well done.
    S xx

  5. Hi Jo this is so sweet and how lovely to have upcycled other things - I am always on the lookout for pure wool sweaters in thrift shops but have never found any sadly, I do love making bags as you have probably guessed from my blog! I did buy a needle felting kit at a fair earlier this year but haven't tried it yet, seeing your gorgeous flowers has made me rethink - oh I wish I had more time in my life to devote myself to the things I want to do. I love your blog Jo, thanks for another great post.
    Lots of love

  6. Sounds like a perfect afternoon. I love your bag - I crocheted one but never managed handles so it now holds my overspilling crochet projects! Yours is stunning x

  7. I love your bag!!! Thank you for the comment on my little blog, you'll have to let me know where the fabric shop is in Shrewsbury ready for my next visit!! x

  8. Felting is something I have not tried yet, but your pretty bag encourages me to want to try a project one day! Thanks for posting!
    Gracie xx