One of my favorite projects from Crochet So Lovely is the felted bag. Inspired by the expensive laser cut leather handbags I see in the stores, I wondered if crochet mesh would look somewhat laser cut after felting.
Tada! As an experimental designer, I cannot tell you how exciting it is for me when something goes exactly as planned. The beautiful flowers look sewn on, right? Nope! They are incorporated right into the motifs that are joined as you go for a seamless construction. Awesome, right? I was torn about lining or not lining the bag. I think if you are going to use it for your purse, maybe line it. But if you are going to use it for a knitting/crochet project bag, maybe leave it unlined so you can see more pretty yarn through the "laser cut" design?
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