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Topic: My very own knitting pouch! now with tute!  (Read 3072 times)
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JaneyP
« on: November 07, 2006 01:48:28 PM »

I had been hankering after one of those go knits pouch things http://knowknits.com/ for my knitting on the go but couldn't justify spending 13 pound on one so I made my own. I wanted a black one so it would go with whatever I was wearing that day and it had to be showerproof so I was really pleased to find some soft leatherette. I put a large eyelet on the side seam and hooked a karabiner through it to clip it to my bag or belt loop. The cord it drawn up with one of those spring toggle thingies and I stitched one of my polymer clay skull beads on to the end. It was just a simple tube with round base design and no overlocking as the leatherette doesn't fray. Cost me a lot less and I made 2 out of the fabric so I can give my sister the other tomorrow.


Can't wait to test it!

Here is the tute,

I used a small plate as the pattern for the base and cut out my circle. Then using all my might I remembered how to calculate the circumference using Pi!!!! (diameter x 3.142........It had still lodged itself in my brain after 25 years.....amazing!) So I cut a length of fabric to match this, the height I wanted the bag plus some for the turnover at the top to form a casing for the cord. I stitched down the side seam and then carefully pinned it to my circular base.

 It may be worthwhile pinning the side seam and checking that it does fit before stitching the base, as I found I had to redo the seam because mine was a bit too big, I'm always in a hurry to get to the next step and end up slowing myself down because I have to adjust stuff!!

Next turn over the top to form a casing big enough to take the nylon cord and stitch along. Cut a small slit in the leatherette on the opposite side to the seam and on the outer part of the bag to allow the cord to be threaded through. The leatherette is tough enough not to need strengthening here but if you use other fabrics it may need some form of finishing around the slit.

To attach the eyelet follow the instructions provided and using quite a large size, position it along the side seam at the top of the bag just under the top casing stitching. Hammer hard as you can!!!

Thread cord through the top casing then thread a toggle onto it ( this can be tricky as the cord was a bit fat to go through....use all your determination and it will work!!!) Knot the cord and finish the ends by melting slightly over a flame. I finished it off with a skull bead to make it more interesting.

Attach your karabiner through the eyelet and get craftin'

If anyone is bamboozled by my instructions please email me and I will try to explain. I will be going on a BIG holiday on the 13th december till 9th january though so I won't reply to emails during that time. I am visiting LA, Fiji, Melbourne, Sydney and Tokyo so if anyone has any travel advice for these places I would appreciate it!
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AlliCat236
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2006 03:04:44 PM »

I gotta make one of those! Very cool!
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ConcreteJungler
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2006 03:07:51 PM »

Nice!  And ever so much cooler than their nylon pouches.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2006 03:22:34 PM »

That's awesome.  Why shower-proof?  So you can knit in the shower?
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2006 05:04:53 PM »

That's awesome.  Why shower-proof?  So you can knit in the shower?

I think she's from England or somewhere in Europe, and that she's referring to rain showers Smiley 

To the OP, awesome job on the pouch!  I love how you've got the drawstring and the caribiner (ugh, can't spell today) and everything! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2006 06:29:34 PM »

I have been half-heartedly trying to figure out how to sew a go knit pouch.  Yours is PERFECT!  I like it better than the original!  Thanks for sharing.  I am definitely making one of these and now I think I know what my knitting cousin will be getting for Christmas. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2006 07:20:42 AM »

I likey! LOVE the carabiner idea. I have all the materials I need sitting at home, crying out to be made into a knitting pouch, including some hi-vis orange waterproof fabric that was supposed to become a shower hat... and that's shower as in bath, not rain Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2006 04:44:44 PM »

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>.<  I'm so uncultured.  Thank you.
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2006 04:50:42 PM »

What are the dimensions of the bag? 
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2006 03:14:35 AM »

What are the dimensions of the bag? 
The base has a diameter of 20cm and the width of bag laid out flat is about 30cm (had to adjust when stitching base in as I had too much fabric at end!) It is about 22cm high.

Thanks for the lovely comments!
P.S. It works a treat and my sister was chuffed to bits Cheesy
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