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« on: September 13, 2007 09:57:18 PM »

I decided that I needed a great big knitting tote to cart around several of my WIPs at a time, so I turned to my trusty stash of calico and whipped up a self lined tote.  As i was sewing along thinking about how very functional and terribly boring my new bag was going to be I remembered that one of my girlfriends had shown me a gorgeous Gil Elvgren Pin up of a knitting girl.  So I hunted her down, printed her onto a transfer and voila...  Pin up knitting bag

Terrible pics of inside, there are lots of different sized pockets for needles etc.

The story continues!  My mum saw my new knitting bag and I was telling her about all the beautiful pin ups and that there was even a librarian (Mum is the worlds greatest librarian!).  So she asked if I could make her a library bag for carting around all of her books.
Here it is...

It only has 2 pockets inside for her mobile phone and keys and stuff, but it's a big tough bag with a pretty girly on the front.

Sorry about the gigantor pics, i'm having an extended argument with my computer about them.

Please tell me what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007 10:20:25 PM »

i ♥ em i want one  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007 11:05:42 PM »

I love this! I need to get a good printer and some transfer paper...

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007 11:15:57 PM »

I have always loved that knitting girl, she looks so great on your bag.  The librarian is cute too!

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007 11:30:55 PM »

cute idea!! do you possibly have a pattern for the tote you made? only if you feel like it though! i'm not even sure if my sewing machine works right now...

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007 11:32:16 PM »

Hey - want to hear something strange?

I have always loved cheesecake pictures and I have quite a lot of them from various artists saved on my computer that I downloaded from the internet.

I was laying in bed last night (Thursday 13 September) and I was thinking about making a knitting bag in general and I was thinking of the fabrics I have in mind to do this with.  The only one I have that is 'themed' is by Alexander Henry (my favourite fabric designer) and it is of witch's sitting on tree branches knitting and surrounded by black cats.  But I only have a yard of that at the moment so cast my thought aside (excuse the pun there - none intended  Wink).

I have quite alot of calico fabric as I want to make a beanbag (will be my first attempt) and thought about using some of it (I always buy more fabric than I actually need - you just never know  Wink) to make a bag with and using the Gil Elvgren picture of the knitter as the main theme picture.  I went to sleep content that that was my next project.

I feel that if I make one I will be cheating so will have to come up with another idea  Cry.  But your one looks great and I'm very impressed with the size as well.

Well done you!  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007 11:49:39 PM »

cute idea!! do you possibly have a pattern for the tote you made? only if you feel like it though! i'm not even sure if my sewing machine works right now...
I don't actually use a pattern for these.  I just cut and sew, a bit on autopilot.  Next time I do one I'll have to see what I actually do  Cheesy.

Charlotte - You're a girl after my own heart!  I don't think it's cheating if you're in a different hemisphere 'cos I'm in Victoria Australia.  I do love a big bag, so sick of little baggies you can't fit half of anything into.

« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2007 03:11:18 AM »

I love yuor bags, Ive been making similar ones myself with vintage edwardian/1930's pics on them.

« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007 05:23:29 AM »

I love them both - too cute!

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2007 05:34:19 AM »

So cute!!!

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