Knitting bag

What started out as this...

...turned into this.

It is an over-sized and sturdy knitting bag and is the first new thing I created for Collage . It is up for sale at noon today.

The green quilted fabric was once a vest, the red handles were cut from a scarf and the florals and the calendar on the interior side panels were cut from the linen tea towel shown above. The trims were all thrifted and the solid red and green gingham fabrics are new.

I sewed in 3 rows of varying-width pockets for knitting needles and other paraphernalia.

And on the other side, I put in a large pocket for patterns or other things that need to be kept separate from yarn.

It was a fun challenge to figure out how to put everything together. I have another dozen tea towels to use in similar bags. I can't wait until I have time to make them.

UPDATE: It sold!!! Thank you so much Missy.


Missy said...

The store looks fabulous Julie. You ladies have been busy. Love the tote.

Dana said...

Great job! I wish I knitted. Wanna teach me?

Julie said...

Dana, I don't know how to knit either, lol. Love to learn but can't take on any new projects right now. I'm hoping it is something I can do at kid activities when I no longer have a little one to chase after.

Anonymous said...

I am amazed. I have some of those calendar tea towels. I still use them.

Jo and JD said...

Great job.... It is amazing how much can be done with so little.