I am not a big bag maker. Meaning, I haven’t made that many bags. Though I would like to make a big bag. One was an accidental bag that started as a cafetière cozy, then turned into a hat, and now it is a bag. Here it is below.
I like making small bags and I thought I would like to try making a couple of small bags like the asymmetrical bags I recently made, but with flaps. So I added extra to the template.
I don’t have any process photos as this was taken as inspiration from a book. I decided to make one bag in neutral grey merino for the outside with what I think could be corriedale, or some other mystery fiber, for the inside. In any case, it is wool. I thought as it was grey, it could also be used as a man bag. 🙂 The other one is made with yellow, rust and green merino with loganberry on the inside. I thought I would decorate the pocket this time.
Here they are waiting to be rinsed and dried. You can’t tell here, but the grey is a bit shiny as I had added silver viscose on top. Also, the colors are more vibrant on the other bag. Once they are dry, I will use grommets to attach the straps and there will be a magnetic closure. The button is for decoration only.
I have been taking my time with my projects lately as I have been on dog duty while my husband has been doing some work. So, I might layout my work and wet it out one day, and then the next day I might finish it off. I have been so used to finishing off everything in one go, but since Covid has been dragging on, I no longer feel in a hurry and it gives me time to do other things, like bake a cake!
I shall post again once the bags are completed. Making felt ropes is not my favorite thing, so that will be done another day!