Felted Tote - Summer in the City from Pursenalities - My Version12:00 PM
Here is my new felted tote! I knitted and felted the bag some time ago and it was just waiting in my cupboard for some finishing touches. I would love to share what yarn I used, but I can't find the leftovers. The cream is Lamb's Pride and the green and blue are heathered.
To finish this tote off I decided to use leather handles instead of the felted handles. They were a cinch to sew on, and really a lot more sturdy than if I had made the knitted straps. I purchased them at the craft store. I made the ribbon flowers out of wired ribbon. While shopping I found the little blue flower ribbon and it matched so well I decided to add streamers below the flowers. I'm so happy with how it turned out. Scroll down to see what the designer intended the bag to look like. Very different!
I liked the size of the tote - not what it looked like - so I just picked out some colors on my own and decided to go with stripes. The pattern is from the book Pursenalities: 20 Great Knitted & Felted Bags by Eva Wiechmann. I'm going to make another in pink and green.
Me with the tote - just so you can see the size.
The how to for the flowers is coming next!