>> Tuesday, February 07, 2006
I made this yesterday using a piece of fabric I bought on Ebay. The fabric is vintage so it had a couple of rough spots, but generally it was in very good shape. Of course I didn't use a pattern, but it's basically the same design as the knitting bag in Debbie Stoller's Stitch n' Bitch book. You square up the bag by sewing the corners. The main difference is that I added a lining to mine, but it's just the same thing repeated and turned inside out if you know what I mean.
I had just enough fabric to make this bag, or rather, I made the bag as large as I could and have enough for the bag, straps and a pocket. After that I was left with a small piece, which I decided to turn into a coin purse. I found these great pearl snaps, so I added those to the front pocket and purse. The fabric even aligned on the purse, but I have to admit it was just a fluke.
And finally I had some very small scraps left, so I decided to use the two biggest pieces to make a little strap for the purse. You know how you can't always find your money while shopping and it's embarrassing standing at the cashier digging around in your bag? So the little strap will end all that. So this is what I was left with:
And I can't even throw away these scraps. It's not like I can find this fabric again! What if I need to make some little ties for the bag...wait a minute that's a good idea...