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outdoordrea
03-07-2008, 11:20 PM
I felted this bag a while ago, but finally finished the handle, the grommets, and the liner. Whew! I really like it. It's a cross between a Booga bag with a mitered bottom, using Lion Brand Lion Wool in Autumn Sunset. I had a tough time with the liner, but am happy with how it turned out.

feministmama
03-08-2008, 12:10 AM
OOoooo purdy :drool: I wish I could sew in liners

knit2btied
03-08-2008, 12:15 AM
Wow! Good work! (What a pretty liner too)

sue in canada
03-08-2008, 12:16 AM
Very pretty.

mwhite
03-08-2008, 12:17 AM
Nice bright colors and roomy! :yay: :yay: I like it, too! Great Job!

Knit4Fun
03-08-2008, 12:39 AM
VERY nice job!!! :hug:

dustinac
03-08-2008, 01:11 AM
:happydance: very pretty! Love the colors

WandaT
03-08-2008, 08:40 AM
Great job! It's beautiful! Are you hooked on felting yet? :)

GiddyKnitter
03-08-2008, 09:41 AM
I have finished my first Booga bag and it just needs to be lined and grommets for the handles (which I haven't got as yet)...I hope mine looks as good as yours!

jengi33
03-08-2008, 12:38 PM
It's lovely!! Would you share how you do the liner? I have done several felted bags now, but never thought about doing a lining. And where do you get the grommets?

iwouldratherbeknitting
03-08-2008, 06:25 PM
It looks great! I find that making the lining always causes some 'muttering'... it's just part of the process. ;)

outdoordrea
03-08-2008, 11:16 PM
It's lovely!! Would you share how you do the liner? I have done several felted bags now, but never thought about doing a lining. And where do you get the grommets?
I measured the inside of the bag, and made the liner to fit those specs. For the pockets, I added some backing to the satin fabric (next time, I'll sandwich the backing between two layers of fabric), then sewed one pocket onto the next pocket, then the dual pocket onto the overall liner. Once the liner is complete, it must be sewn (I hand-sewed) into the bag. Because I had already added the grommets, I chose to position the liner below the grommets. I got the grommets at Ace Hardware, though they can also be found at most hobby or craft stores (including the dreaded Walmart). You'll also need the tooling to go with the grommets and a hammer.

outdoordrea
03-08-2008, 11:18 PM
It looks great! I find that making the lining always causes some 'muttering'... it's just part of the process. ;)
Most of my muttering came from my choice of fabric. Satin is a bear to work with!

mare-nitt
03-08-2008, 11:35 PM
Wow, I love it.

ah
03-09-2008, 06:25 PM
Pretty! I have liner envy.

Giulietta
03-11-2008, 03:04 PM
Hello Outdoorrea!
I wish I could attach the handles of my first felted market bag the way you did for your handbag, sliding the cords through eyepieces. How did you proceed? Did you pierce holes in the felted wool? Where did you get the round metal pieces? It would be very useful if you could explain what you did and how you came to that choice.
Giulietta

outdoordrea
03-14-2008, 12:46 AM
Hello Outdoorrea!
I wish I could attach the handles of my first felted market bag the way you did for your handbag, sliding the cords through eyepieces. How did you proceed? Did you pierce holes in the felted wool? Where did you get the round metal pieces? It would be very useful if you could explain what you did and how you came to that choice.
Giulietta
I bought the 1/2" grommets (gold eyepieces) at Ace Hardware, and they came with the tooling required to install them -- all I supplied was the hammer. I poked holes in the finished felted bag, using a large metal knitting needle and a lot of muscle, then attached the grommets. I followed the design of the Booga bag to know where to place the grommets. Threading the handle was easy, but it took some trial and error to figure out how to attach the two ends of the handle. I ended up sewing them together, then wrapping the sewn ends with some leftover yarn that I used on the bag.

Crafty_Mel
03-14-2008, 01:43 AM
i love it!!!

Maria2009
03-16-2008, 05:06 AM
pretty:)

dmknits
03-24-2008, 06:11 PM
What a beautiful bag!!!! :heart:

Debkcs
03-24-2008, 09:56 PM
Every time someone posts a Booga Bag I get inspired. Yours is just lovely.

tootie44
03-25-2008, 11:48 AM
It is beautiful!!

nonny2t
03-25-2008, 12:16 PM
It looks terrific!

Jaxhil
03-25-2008, 01:23 PM
That is pretty! I used that same yarn to make my DD an earflap hat a couple of yrs ago-I love the colors!

Hygiene Mama
03-26-2008, 09:32 AM
Very Nice! I like the colors and the fabric you chose for the liner!:cheering:

becjo
03-26-2008, 03:41 PM
Look at you lining your first bag - impressive!

Cynamar
03-27-2008, 01:27 AM
It's gorgeous! Great job! :cheering: I'm making a bag with that same yarn, but no pattern. Love the colors!