Monday, September 03, 2007

Fuchsia Sophie: From Shapeless to Shapely

Serving up a Sophie Bag in fuchsia for summer. I've been using this all summer and loving it. I know summer is "officially" over, but these summer colors will be a bright spot as we head into the the dark days of winter. Oh, wait, we still have autumn!!!

The bag goes from shapeless to shapely

 

 by using a firm plastic bottom (!) which I had custom cut at a local plastic shop for only a couple of dollars which included rounding the corners.  They called the material ABS

 and you can read all about what it is at their site: Tap Plastics.  Hint, lighter colors, like white, make it easier to see into the depths of your purse, so if you are making anything larger than this little bag, I recommend you use white or a light color.

 

It's stiffer than a milk carton and you don't have to sew it in.  You just place it in the bottom of the bag.  

When you go to launder the bag, you just lift it out.  I had the corners rounded at the shop so that there would be no sharp edges to rub  and wear against the felting and eventually poke a hole in all my hard work!

Cascade 220 is the yarn of choice.  Details on felting, finishing, and the Noni Camellias, here.

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Blogger Soulknitting said...

I LOVE your bag!! The flower reminds of the BIG poppies that grow in Taos. You did a wonderful job on that whole bag.

9/10/2007 4:42 PM  

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