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Topic: Felted 'Bobble' Bag. Now with Pattern!  (Read 107708 times)
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JaneyP
« on: March 16, 2006 11:47:41 AM »

Here is my favourite bag I made this winter. It didn't felt as much as I wanted it too so I had to pad it out a bit with some wadding. I made the bobbles seperately and stitched them on through the wadding to hold it in place.  I embroidered the circles and my 'name' to finish it off. Where the handles rolled over I stitched it to made it stronger.

Hope you like it.





Here goes with the pattern:


Felted Bobble Bag

Materials:

3 x 50g Balls Aran Weight 100% pure wool yarn.
Scraps of DK yarn for bobbles
Wadding and small amount of stuffing
Lining Fabric
4.5 mm Knitting Needles  US 7
Knitting Needles to match yarn for bobbles
Button and elastic
Piping Cord to fit top edge

Pattern

Cast on 65 sts
SS for 8 rows
Knit 23sts  Cast off 19sts  Knit 23sts
Purl 23sts Cast on 19sts  Purl 23sts
SS for 50 rows
Cast off 7sts at beg of next 2 rows.
SS for 20 rows
Cast on 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows
SS for 50 rows
Knit 23sts Cast off 19sts Knit 23sts
Purl 23sts Cast on 19sts Purl 23sts
SS for 8 rows
Cast off

Stitch side seams together
Stitch base seam together to form boxy shape.

FELT!!

Cut a piece of wadding to fit inside of bag below handle opening.
(like the shape of bag before stitching up)

Put into the bag.& pin in place

Because my bag was floppy  even after felting I rolled over the top edge of the bag encasing piping cord as I stitched. This gave the bag a good strong handle and edge.

Make Bobbles

Using needles to match the type of yarn you have chosen for the bobbles
Cast on 5sts
Garter stitch 7 rows
Cast off
Stitch cast on and cast off edges together
Gather round one open end and fasten off
Stuff lightly
Gather round other end fasten tightly and pull yarn through bobble to create a nice round shape. Leave tail end to sew bobble to bag.

Stitch bobbles onto bag wherever you want, stitching through the wadding to hold it in place.

Embroider your design

Cut a piece  fabric similar to the piece of wadding allowing extra to fold over top edge.
Stitch side seams and base edge.
Place inside bag folding over top edge so that it sits nicely below handle
 opening.
Stitch along top of lining with a slip stitch. (if you want you can stitch your elastic loop on at the same time so you can hide the ends of the elastic)
Put a couple of stitches through base corners to hold lining down.

Stitch on a button and a loop of elastic on opposite side to fasten the bag with.

Enjoy the lovely comments you get!




« Last Edit: March 21, 2006 03:50:19 AM by JaneyP » THIS ROCKS   Logged
Necia
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006 12:00:28 PM »

This bag is so cute and so unique.  I think you did a great job.  Your time and effort really paid off.

Necia
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boo
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2006 12:01:23 PM »

I love your bag, it's perfect!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006 12:02:14 PM »

Now that is a felted bag I would actually use!
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006 12:58:59 PM »

Great job - cute cute cute.
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NYCeGirlKnits
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006 01:16:07 PM »

Love it! And what a great idea to add the padding between the bag and the liner. I would never have thought of that. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006 02:27:42 PM »

that absolutely adorable.. i love it! it came out soo great Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006 11:07:51 PM »

OOOOOOOOOOO

I love that bag so much !  and the lining

It's kind of mod.   very nice
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006 11:40:17 PM »

That looks really good. I want one.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2006 12:46:29 AM »

that looks so great! i love the colors.  did you make up the pattern on your own?
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