Today I've been working on my felt bag, making the strap and sides. I've made the strap and sides as one, rather than add an adjustable strap. Many hours have been spent today getting the shape just right and wet felting the flap part again in an attempt to make it come in sidewards so there wasn't any bulk around the strap area. It worked after an hour of elbow grease!!! I'm also really pleased i managed to felt the sides how i planned. I was worried just felt alone wouldn't be strong enough and so have encased material running right through the strap. Its really strong now!
So now I'm onto sewing. At the moment it's just pinned to get an idea of its look.
I'd like to sew the bag so the seams are visible but unsure what to sew the bag with.
If i do blanket stitch does anyone have any idea what i would use to do this with? It would need to be strong. I'm not sure what is generally used for blanket stitch?
My local wool shop is closed for two weeks, so i cant get advice there and will have to order whatever i need form ebay.
Hoping somebody is in the know.
Here's the bag so far. Ive also made a button hole (need to needle felt around this) and will make a button to match. Once I've sewn the bag together I'll needle felt a pattern on the strap too. Then i can finally add beads. Can't wait to wear it, lol.