So I immediately found something to do with my new stash of felt. I need a cell phone cozy in the worst way for my purse. Love the purse, but it has no easily accessible pocket for the cell phone, and I'm constantly finding it just as the caller hangs up. So naturally I made two cell phone cozies for gifts and none for me. But I'm planning to make one for myself soon.
This one for sister Lori, to match her bag
It attaches with a loop around a strap the same way you would attach a luggage tag. You can hang the cozy on the outside or on the inside of the purse. I plan to use mine on the inside, but the photos were prettier with it on the outside, right? If it stays on the outside of the purse, I'd add a little snap or something at the top for security.
Construction is pretty simple. The main pocket is made of wool felt, top stitched around the top edge for strength. The felt thistle applique was added before sewing the pocket together. I cut out the shapes, tacked them down with glue and then sewed them securely on with the machine. The loop is a length of bias binding that is sewn together, but ribbon would also do fine.
Now to pick out colors for mine...