Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-03-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Anyone here ever made a felted purse?
An acquaintance said she'd pay me to make her a felted purse but I want to be the guinea pig and make one for myself first!

Any thoughts?

knitaddict475 is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 10-03-2007, 11:30 AM   #2
Turning the Heel
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 573
Thanks: 78
Thanked 79 Times in 70 Posts
Yep I have done it. I love the bags I make as I can try out new stitches or techniques on them. I have made one freestyle (ok I was just using up leftover yarn), a ktchen sink bag(it was suppose to be a knitting bag but I felted it to oblivion and now it is a purse) and I just finished the damask bag (berroco) and will felt it today. I love them. I think they are pretty quick to do up and if you line them and add pockets they are better than store ones.
Recent FO:Damask just needs a handle and some waxed cording.
3 pair of clogs
OTN: Wonderful Wallaby for dd(on hold)
Pigeldy done but needs to be seamed and felted
Thorne market bag
Clogs (to replace shawls)
Christmas Stocking
In line to be cast on:Clogs (2 more pair)
scarf for ds
cat scarf for ds#2
2 booga bags
stirsmommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 11:32 AM   #3
Working the Gusset
Kaydee's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,311
Thanks: 142
Thanked 126 Times in 115 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Kaydee
A lot of people here have made the Booga Bag. I've never made it myself but it is on my list. I've heard people say its pretty easy.
Kaydee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 03:13 PM   #4
Knitting the Flap
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 400
Thanks: 171
Thanked 72 Times in 71 Posts
Making a Lucy Bag was one of my first knitting projects ever...

Ginnyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2007, 03:22 PM   #5
Instepping Out
mwhite's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SC
Posts: 2,559
Thanks: 1,000
Thanked 919 Times in 805 Posts
Me, too! I just love making bags and they are great gifts! Here's my photo link:
mwhite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 01:42 AM   #6
Working the Gusset
...dotty...'s Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Other side of the computer screen, back in Tennessee !
Posts: 1,057
Thanks: 450
Thanked 401 Times in 293 Posts
I've made first was the Lopi Tote, and I think it is the best to start with, as it's knitted in the round, so there are no seams.........and it includes the handle as you go, so again, when you're done knittin', you're done......except for the felting..........which is WAY FUN !

MY RAVELRY ......... MY BLOG .......
...dotty... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 04:42 AM   #7
Ribbing the Cuff
Jennmarie68's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hamtramck, MI Or Detroit's trashcan...
Posts: 70
Thanks: 34
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to Jennmarie68
I made one a while ago. It came out of Knit It! Spring/summer magazine. It was the messenger bag. I love it. I went ahead and added a lining and then I put a fabric edge along the flap. I use it all the time. My sister wants one, I'm thinking Christmas present....
I still feel like a newbie.... But I'm learning.

Christmas knitting ARGH!!!!
OTN: Scarf for DBF, Scarf for sister
Projects waiting to be made: table runner for mother
I can't wait to make something for myself again.

I'M IN RAVLERY!!! Jennmarie68
Jennmarie68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 09:29 AM   #8
Turning the Heel
psquidy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Halifax Nova Scotia
Posts: 523
Thanks: 155
Thanked 63 Times in 52 Posts
I made this and it was fun and turned out beautifully
psquidy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to psquidy For This Useful Post:
mwhite (10-04-2007)
Old 10-04-2007, 09:03 PM   #9
Working the Gusset
ecb's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Coastal Maine
Posts: 1,142
Thanks: 101
Thanked 151 Times in 124 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to ecb Send a message via AIM to ecb Send a message via MSN to ecb Send a message via Yahoo to ecb
I have made a few bags, the first followed a pattern, then I got a bit creative
I like them, but I leave a lot of them to get finished later
Go ahead, make one, LOL, they are a bit like potatoe chips

Make this world a Better, and more beautiful place, that you have been in it
Edward Bok
Good judgement comes from experience
but Experience comes from Bad Judgment
ecb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 10:07 PM   #10
Working the Gusset
redheadrachel's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Ohio(home)/ Tennessee(school)
Posts: 1,144
Thanks: 306
Thanked 233 Times in 198 Posts
Send a message via AIM to redheadrachel
I love felted bags because they're really sturdy, and you don't HAVE to line it. Knitting is so stretchy that it doesn't normally work well as a bag for me (though crochet bags are great) and this is a great way to make a knit bag extremely functional. And people are usually amazed that it's knit, and will be uber impressed with you
redheadrachel is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Felted Purse Sewon General Knitting 2 02-19-2011 12:45 AM
I actually made a crocheted drawstring cupcake purse!!!!! knitpurlgurl Crochet! 13 03-18-2009 09:13 AM
FO -New felted purse for ME!!! iwouldratherbeknitting What'cha Knittin'? 17 09-23-2007 05:10 AM
2nd felted purse! knason4 What'cha Knittin'? 19 03-05-2006 12:42 AM
First Felted Purse! knason4 What'cha Knittin'? 16 02-23-2006 10:48 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:41 PM.