Friday, June 05, 2015

Handmade Stag Knitting Bag


After my yarn had become unfathomably tangled to many times to count, it became clear that I needed a knitting bag. I already had some plastic bag handles lying around, so I made a little bag with some stag print cotton fabric I had in my craft stash. I thought the colours of the print went well with the handles, and I always like anything with deer on!


I lined the inside with a plan beige polycotton fabric. The bag is currently playing host to an ongoing dragon shawl project which I've so far unravelled three times...one day it will be finished. One day.


I embroidered into the print a little, to make the antlers and the white fur stand out a little more. 

This was a very practical project, but I think it's also quite attractive, and I like how it turned out. It has already proved very useful and I've had far less yarn tangles since I started keeping my projects in this bag, so I think it can be counted as a success.

10 comments:

  1. So pretty! Do you have any sewing machine recommendations?

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    1. Thank you! I am afraid all my sewing machines have been second hand and pretty old, so I'm not the best person to ask. I think Janome, Toyota and Singer machines are meant to be good though. Also if you're looking for something simple to start on then John Lewis do a cheap range of sewing machines which aren't bad!

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  2. a beautiful bag, I especially appreciate the detailed stitching on the antlers.

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  3. That is so cute! I would even use it as an everyday bag, hehe.

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    1. Thank you! I think I probably will use it as an everyday bag at some point :)

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  4. This is so cute - I love the print and the wooden handles go with it perfectly. - Tasha

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    1. Thank you! I had been hoarding the handles for years so it was nice to use them :)

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  5. I love the print!! I really need to make myself a yarn bag. Especially for projects on the go!

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

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