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Topic: Another 2 Knitted Bags! I can't stop!  (Read 8170 times)
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« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2004 12:15:05 PM »

I know, I know, this is the knitting section.  But for crocheters who were having envy issues, this pattern is very easy to adapt to crochet.  My first (crude) attempt:



I will give it to my little niece to play dress-up.
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« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2004 02:34:04 PM »

This is the most awesome pattern ever.  I don't have to count rows or worry about anything, I just cast on and knit knit knit. When the bag is about as big as I want it to be, I make the second handle. I've made three that follow the pattern (casting on 20 stitches) and then one that I started with 24 stitches (7 on each side of the handle and then a 10 stitch hole for the handle) and came out with a bag that is a lot bigger than I thought it would be.

And getting something done makes me feel so proud and it's seriously easier to make these than a scarf because it takes a lot less patience! Thank you Jane!  The only thing I don't enjoy is stitching up the sides, but that's because I'm using a dumb yarn.
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« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2004 11:57:34 AM »

wow this is why i love this place so much! i beacame an internet addict b/c of craftster. and i just told my band teacher i'm knitting a sweater and he thinks im crazy. he is crazy! lol i love the man but wait till he sees my sweater. he will want me to make him one and i will say no you think i am crazy for knitting! lol, enough! well i cant wait to make this now!
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« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2004 08:52:05 PM »

Well, I knitted my very first project ever!! A purse none the less! Mine has none of the pretty bells and whistles as did the purses of the thread's author...but I am just so proud to finish something that I am glowing!! Grin

I haven't decided if I am going to line it yet. And I have no clue what I am going to do with a 6" x 12" purse. But that still won't take the joy away.

Although in retrospect...I will not use Sz 8 needles again. Something definately bigger. I need instant satisfaction.





Sorry for the pictures. That's about as good as my camera phone gets!
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« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2004 10:52:13 PM »

I looove the satin bow trim. There are so many things I want to make!  Argh! Does anyone have any particular tips on lining? That's why I haven't made any purses yet.  The idea of lining them is daunting.  Tongue Greeeat job!
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« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2004 01:53:43 PM »

Just found Craftster. I love looking at all of your projects!

The bags are great. How big are they? They look small--like maybe a clubbing bag or something. Also, love the t-shirt scarf. I want to try that. How did you cut the shirts?
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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2004 09:58:22 PM »

So I tried mine out during my vacation and even with the lining i was unhappy w/ the sturdiness. I think maybe a smaller needle next time?  Anyway. Still a cute bag, just can't carry much in it. 

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« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2004 12:38:10 AM »

Just found Craftster. I love looking at all of your projects!

The bags are great. How big are they? They look small--like maybe a clubbing bag or something. Also, love the t-shirt scarf. I want to try that. How did you cut the shirts?
Hi there!
The bags range in size from 7" across to 11". The t shirt I cut in strips just side to side so that every so often there is a sort of square 'tuft' where I have turned to cut the other way.(like a zig zag, stopping about an inch before the edge of the fabric and then starting a new cut going the other way) Hope you can understand that!!!

I use a lot of yarns all together (about 5 or 6 strands of varying thicknesses and some fabric strips sometimes) to knit the bags which when you knit them on big pins comes out nice and chunky and sturdy and knits really quick!

Lining is easy....just make a rectangular pocket (right sides inside) that matches the size of the bag minus the handles, allowing a bit extra to fold over at the top edge. Pop it in the bag, fold the top edge so that it comes to just under the handles and slip stitch it to the bag.
If you want to stitch a label in do that before you stitch the sides of the lining....Dumbo here forgot that the first time I made one!!!

I have a new design nearly finished, a baguette style shoulder bag with flap! I'll post pics if it comes out OK.

Its lovely to see everyone's bags and hear about their projects....thats why I love craftster!
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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2004 04:39:09 AM »

Those bags are BEAUTIFUL.  You should consider starting an online store, really.  Sells them as patterns.  Seriously, nice job all around.
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« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2004 04:51:41 PM »

I think I got it! Now I just have to gather some old t-shirts!
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