Friday, March 20, 2015

A NEW PROJECT BAG

Do you ever go to your local bookstore to relax and flip through magazines?  Every now and then I like to do that.  Last week I happened upon a Canadian Quilting magazine called Quilters Connection.  There was a little knitting project bag inside and I was smitten.  In the next few days I made up my own version of it using the new Cotton and Steel fabrics 'black and white'


I used two fabrics and a solid for the lining. I had a scrap of fusible fleece so I used that to give it some stiffness. The quilting is simple wavy lines



this twill tape was perfect for the loops with some black ribbon for the tie





If (when) I make another one, I will add a couple more loops. This does make a rather cute star pattern however when pulled closed


My project bag ended up 10" tall and about 5" across.  Simple, fun, and very useful  : )

linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday
Quilt Story

p.s. the wedding is tomorrow -- TOMORROW !

22 comments:

Julie said...

This is very FUN! You did a great job improvising, and I really dig your fabrics here. The best thing is you are using it!

Julie @ Pink Doxies

Sarah said...

Very cute and usable for so many different projects!

Ladyquiltsalot said...

It sure appeals to my inner bag lady! Super cute, as always.

Julie said...

Cute bag. I frequently buy magazines for one pattern, or one recipe only.

Glinda ♥ said...

Being a bag lady too, this appeals to me greatly! Lovely finish, Carla :)

Needled Mom said...

That is an awesome bag!!! I love the fabrics you used too.

Katja said...

Great bag Carla! If you're using it, does that mean we can't use it for display at the store? ;)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Way to cute and practical at the same time.....love it.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! I love your NEW knitting bag! So beautiful, fun and practical, too! Fabrics are also perfect! x Teje

Patchwork and Play said...

That is rather nifty Carla! And to think you designed this just by seeing a picture in a magazine!! Clever girl!

Jayne said...

What a great bag. the fabric is perfect!! I cannot believe you just 'whipped it up' I have a fear of making bags, but love seeing what others make!

Marie said...

Well done on the knitting bag, Carla! Love the fabrics chosen.
Wow! Wedding day tomorrow!
How did it get here so quickly?
Congrats to the Happy Couple and to the Parents!
Marie

W-S Wanderings said...

So clever! I love how you put fabrics together, you've got such a good eye. And that twill tape is awesome!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I can see how that would be perfect for crochet and knitting – being able to draw the yarn through the top while the ball stays neat and clean in the bag.

Carla said...

How clever and adorable, Carla! I see many more baby hats and socks in your future!!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

Oh, I love that little bag!! (And I’ve been coveting the fabric you used too.) I’m going to have to see if we can get that magazine here in the US since my sister would LOVE this bag. (She’s a knitter who actually carries it with her.)

:)

PS - I’m so impressed you blogged before this weekend! ROCK. STAR.

Nat at Made in Home said...

A great little bag, perfect for knitting projects!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I love the idea of those little tabs on the top.

Janine said...

This is a great bag. I think I need to make more project bags or, maybe start fewer projects.... :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great bag. Hope the wedding went well. I showed the signature quilt top to my future daughter-in-law. She LOVED it and wants me to make one for their wedding. I bought some fabrics to get started this weekend. Now to find some letter fonts I can use. Rest after the wedding. You deserve it.

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Great make Carla, I love it

Soma Acharya said...

Fun project bag, so clever! Love the tabs!

-Soma