Saturday, August 31, 2013

Woolly, Woolly: a knit or crochet bag

It's a holiday weekend so I can stay up late sewing!  I finished a store sample of 'Among Brenda's Quilts and Bags' pattern 'Woolly, Woolly'. 


This is a bag for the knitter or crocheter to carry all the necessary supplies for a project. 

There are zippered see through pockets on both sides.  You can see which pocket has the needles for sewing in ends and which has the stitch holders.  The adjustable strap can be shortened to sling a light project over one shoulder or lengthened to tote a heavy project across the body.  There are outside pockets divided to hold long pairs of knitting needles and angled pockets for circulars, and patterns.  I am sure you can find the best place for sets of sock needles.

The top has a casing to cinch tight while travelling.

Inside there is plenty of room for several balls or skeins.  It is hard to see from the photo but there is snap tape on both sides to feed yarn through so it doesn't tangle as it comes out.  I used a light coloured lining so you can see better inside... just in case.

The outside pockets and batting help the bag stand straight when opened.  The strap is on rings so it falls out of the way when you need to get in the bag.

There is a casing around the top to hold cording to pull the top shut.  This late (after 11 pm) on Saturday night, it is hard to go shopping for cord to match the fabric so I dug through my stash and found some off white grosgrain ribbon.  Since it is lighter than cord, I threaded one piece from left to right and tied it.  Then I threaded a second piece from right to left and tied the ends together.  Now I can pull from each side and draw the top tightly shut.

Now I can head off to bed knowing I finished a project today!  Yeah!

No comments:

Post a Comment