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« on: September 17, 2010 10:48:38 PM »

One of my friendís birthdays is this week, so I thought Iíd try my hand at a handmade gift.  She's an avid knitter, who often works on her knitting during breaks from work and school, so I made her a knitting back to help her take her projects from one place to another.  The pattern is from Cassie Bardenís book, The New Handmade.  It's kind of a simple bag, but she never carries anything frilly, usually just a backpack.  I made a few alterations to the original pattern, adding a button and elastic loop closure at the top, and a small interior pocket that also has a button closure. All the materials were in my stash already, which I think is a first for me.  Wink




After I attached the lining and turned the bag right-side out, I needed to topstitch around the top edge to attach the elastic, so I used 2 different colours of thread - a pale yellow on the bobbin to match the lining, and a blue through the needle to match the main fabric.  It worked out great, because the topstitching really blends well on both the inside and outside of the bag.

Of course, I had some fabric left over, so I made her a matching tea wallet too.
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010 06:12:40 AM »

What an awesome gift! I'm sure your friend will get lots and lots of use out of it.

I looove the yarn fabric too! :-)

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