Felted Handbag… Mom Would Be Proud

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All done. My last finish for June.

My mother’s old black wool coat is now my new felted handbag.

From this…

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To this…

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She is probably looking down on me now, smiling… and hopefully saying Job Well Done. 😀

You can read more about this project here.


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12 comments on “Felted Handbag… Mom Would Be Proud

  1. Margaret says:

    Cute bag and as always Job Well Done, by the way Love my Pink Macrame tote, gonna give it to my granddaughter for her birthday. Thanks!

    • don_mae says:

      So glad you love your macrame little purse, Margaret. Hope your GD loves it too. (My mom’s name was Margaret.) 😀

  2. Lennette says:

    I love it Donna!!!! How wonderful that you can carry a piece of your mom with you every time you use that gorgeous bag!!!!

  3. Jay says:

    Gorgeous bag, well done you!

  4. Deb says:

    This turned out so well! I admit I had my doubts on this one, and was like OMG! She cut up that lovely coat?!? but this turned out so nice! Love it!

  5. don_mae says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful comments. I have been staring at my handbag for a day now. Rolling the lint remover sticky over it as soon as I see a speck of lint. 😀

    I did have pause before I cut into it. I just closed my eyes and did it. Now I have to close my eyes once more… when I cut into the burgundy one. I am thinking of doing a reversible handbag. Black on one side and burgundy on the other.

    Thank you again for leaving me a comment.

  6. Crystal says:

    I’m sure she IS smiling, Donna, and probably saying to her friends: “Look how clever my girl is!” 🙂

    You’ll have fun carrying this! Love the lining, too.

    When I was a kid my grandmother used to make coats for me from her old wool coats. She’d cut out the best parts and then reverse them – as the other side of the wool still looked almost new.

    • don_mae says:

      Hey Crystal!! Thanks so much. That is exactly what I did. Same as your grandmother. The underside looked fresh compared to the top. When it cools off, I plan to work on more felted projects.

  7. Deb says:

    Just to let you know… I am starting a new cotton scrap bag for you. 🙂 Not sure how long it’ll take me to fill it, but eventually you’ll have some more odds and ends of fabric coming your way!

  8. Connie says:

    How beautiful and what precious memories you will have each time you look at it! Thanks for sharing.
    Quilting at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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