Handmade felted handbags

 

Lottie is my own designed bag (called Lottie because it holds a lot more than you would think.)   It is felted in pure new wool in a range of colours and features a flower detail as a brooch pin so you can leave or remove.  I make these in solid colours but am also experimenting with colour blocking combinations (see lower down this page for a sample).   Do talk to me about colour choice for your Jenny Red handbag via my Contact page.    Dimensions are approximately 10 inches wide by 7 inches high tho this does vary as felting is an inexact science - at least it is the way I do it!  Each bag has a magnetic clasp closure unless stated plus lining and most bags have an inner pocket.  Silver metal bag feet are on the base to complete.  These give a finishing touch and also ensure the bag stands up solo.  The picture shows a sample bag only.

 

My thinking about a handbag is that large and roomy is a work / school bag - we just have so much stuff they're a necessity.  But when our time is our own - going out for the evening or travelling light - then its a 'me bag' and we can choose to carry one that's bijou and fun.    So Jenny Red handbags are on the small side -  but beautifully formed ............ tho' I would say that! 

 

Orders for bags or hats will generally be supplied within 21 days if not already made and in stock.  If in stock then I aim to despatch within 3 days of order.  

 

 

A small handbag is as rare as .... someone who doesn't have a Facebook page? but here is a bag I think you will love.  It has a sweet shape with a small flap secured by a covered button and will hold life's essentials - phone, plastic, keys  -  and lipstick? ...

 

It has a very unstructured style by comparison with Lottie but this bag Charlotte stands up on its own (v. important) and the felted finish means that it is robust but never chunky.  It will squash into any space but being pure new wool the shape springs back.    Dimensions are approximately 9 inches high and 8 inches wide.  There is no lining in this bag which the designer Claire Fairall has given me permission to make.  Thanks Claire.

 

I can make this bag in other solid colours with matching button or contrast colour - I quite like a small dash of pzazz with a contrast colour.    The picture shows a sample bag only.

This is a three colour version of the Lottie handbag, in terracotta, denim blue and a kind of duck egg green.  More colour combinations on the way.  Fully lined with an internal pocket.  Silver metal bag feet on base in each corner.  Dimensions approximately 8 inches wide by 6 inches high.  This one has a beaded butterfly detail too!   Sample colours only.

 

And this is the Charlotte handbag, shown here in airforce blue with a deep purple taffeta covered button to close.   The picture shows a sample bag only.