Saturday, August 30, 2008

Need advice




I know you've been waiting to find out if I took your advice on the tote for my cousin... I didn't. It was good advice to start over - the bag is indeed smaller than I had envisioned.

I knew you were giving me wise words, I decided forge ahead, however, because I was so far along. I decided it would be easier to just finish and make a second one if the first wasn't big enough.


Now I need advice again- this time on the best way to close or not close the bag. It's sort of a booga bag except that I want two handles - one attached to the front and other attached to the back, more like a conventional purse.




My dilemma is this - I forgot until after I'd felted the bag that I was going to make a tab to close the top. Now do I just leave it without anything, make a tab and sew it on or try to finagle a button closure? What do you prefer on your purses?





The pictures are the before and after felting - a process that continues to amaze me. The doll is there for scale.



4 comments:

Holly Jo said...

My mom loves the magnet closures you can buy at Joanns. You just sew them in and voila you have a very nice closure. :)

The bag looks great.

Also, I saw a felted bag once with grommets used as the way to attach the handles. Grommets punched in the bag and then felted i-cord in the holes and knotted. Nice because you can replace the handles if need be without losing the purse. It seemed like a good idea.

Danielle said...

I've really like the magnetic closure on my tote. Maybe that is the tote you made for me? I can't remember which one it is that has the snap, but I love it.

aj said...

depending on how a bag's going to be used and who will be using the bag and whether or not the moon is full (just kidding) -

seriously for bags i use, i generally like zippers so small things don't fall out and rain doesn't get in - but I also like magnetic closures for bags where i need to get at things fast. aesthetically i do like tabs with buttons too but i don't use bags like that too often.

I love your bag by the way, whatever closure you use - it's so cute!

aj (from girlcanthavetoomanybags)

ninou77 said...

Hi Jen

Great bag!! Personally I prefer a zipping bag beause it's better for small things....

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