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Topic: I want to make a knitting bag - how does this sound?  (Read 609 times)
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« on: June 04, 2007 01:52:37 PM »

I'm trying to come up with a design for a small knitting bag - something just right for carrying around a pair of socks in progress. I'm thinking I want something tall and skinnny, with a base about the size of a ball of yarn... but I'm not too sure how I want to shape the top. Maybe a drawstring?

I came across this:


.. and I was thinking that making the base like the side of that bag could be a good way to go about it. I've done the jordy bag in the past, and  want something a little different.

I'm getting stuck on how in the world to attach the lining piece if I'm doing a drawstring top. When I did the jordy bag, I left an opening in the bottom and pulled it through there. But since his one has a different setup for the base, that worn't work. 

Also - if I'm using fabrics like silks for the outside and then a cotton for the lining, what would the cheapest way to give it some 'oompf' so I don't end up with a completly floppy bag be? Interfacing gets pricey FAST and I have several of these to make.  could a thin batting possibly work? Is that cheaper? Felt? Fleece? I don't want something that will stand up on its own, but I just don't want it to be so floppy that it looks like a puddle of fabric with no shape to it.

I'd appreciate any help! Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007 02:30:29 PM »

could a thin batting possibly work? Is that cheaper?
Don't know if it's cheaper, but there is a tutorial for a similar bag that uses batting to stiffen it; so, it's definitely an option.
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