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Topic: My new BIG FAT KNITTING TOTE!  (Read 2291 times)
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« on: October 29, 2005 06:00:06 PM »





I woke up yesterday morning wanting to sew myself a new knitting tote. I had a vintage chenille bedspread that's been sitting around waiting for me to cut up. It became the outside of my bag.

In my material stash, I had some great leftover yardage I cut when I shortened a pair of Ikea curtains. This would become the lining. Then, of course, the felt! I cut everything without a pattern. I wanted something big and boy is it ever! I grappled with adding the lettering, but since it's a knitting tote, I felt KNIT was appropriate. I can always cut the letters off if I decide to later. On that same side I have slots for my needles. On the other side, each felt pocket has one of my handfelted beads sewn onto it. There's a pocket for circular needles, scissors and my Ipod. The inside has another pocket for kleenex and lip balm and I also included a small loop for my yarn so when it's in my bag it doesn't get tangled up with everything else when I'm knitting.

I LOVE IT!

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2005 06:04:45 PM »

oh my god that is so cute! and perfect for knitting on the go!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2005 06:06:37 PM »

I love the pockets!
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2005 06:07:04 PM »

so cute..... I love the knit!  the materials look very pleasent together.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2005 07:32:01 PM »

Too cute!  If you EVER want to sell that, let me know!
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2005 07:40:32 PM »

That's great!  I need a knitting bag I can carry and stuff....I wish I could sew with a machine.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2005 08:33:48 PM »

That turned out really cute. I love the pop on the white and the cute flower pocket!! Super work!! Not a knitter, but love the bag!
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2005 09:00:10 PM »

Oh man, is that awesome! Nice work Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2005 09:09:42 PM »

Thanks!  I've been staring at it all day, soaking in its cuteness!  ;-)
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2005 04:48:08 AM »

I love it!! Gives me inspirationg for Christmas gifts!
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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2005 12:44:13 AM »

Great job! I like the green!
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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2005 07:36:56 AM »

Very cute!
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