How do I create a new layer using a selection from an attribute table in QGIS 2.10.1?
Previous answers on this topic do not help -perhaps because they relate to older versions of QGIS
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After selecting the features you want, go to
Layer -> Save as -> Under Encoding check 'save only selected feature'. A shortcut to the above process right-click the layer you selected features from, then go to
save as -> Under Encoding check 'save only selected feature'