Sunday, July 01, 2018

Knitting Project Bags





My hankering for new project bags started when a friend and her two daughters asked me to teach them some sewing basics.  Our first project was this cute tote bag.  The pattern and tutorial are free from Craftsy and the you only need a fat quarter of the feature fabric.  I found a remnant of this donut fabric at JoAnn's, and I love how my bag turned out.  My sewing students made theirs from fat quarters of batiks, and they came out beautifully.  I really liked their choices of complimentary lining and handle fabrics. 
 

Because I have a number of knitting projects going at any one time, I decided I wanted a couple of more of these Japanese knot bags.  These bags take about a half yard each of two fabrics, and they can be assembled from fat quarters, which is what I did with these two directional feature fabrics.  I made these before, and you can see my original post for details. 
 

How about that lining?  I've filled this bag with the materials for my next shawl project.


Here's the second bag I made.  I lined it with some really cute flannel that Debra gave me when I visited her a few years ago.
 

These projects are really quick to finish, which is a nice break from my slow-sewing project: the king sized quilt.

2 comments:

Debra Dixon said...

Cute little bags! The donut fabric is adorable.

I'm getting ready to quilt a twin sized quilt for the church festival. Some of the blocks used that cute car fabric.

Judy S. said...

What a nice surprise! I saw that "Thinking Aloud" post and thought, "Can it be?" And it was. So great to see you posting again, and congrats on your retirement. Does this mean you will spend more time writing or crafting?