Saturday, 18 October 2014

Stash Busting - Knitting Bag

So, I've joined the rest of the sewing community... and I've started knitting. Not for that reason though. I learned how to knit when I was much younger, from my grandma, and made some scarves, to some success (using only knit stitch, mind you).

I recently rediscovered my kntting when I moved, and now we live 3 hours away from my old hometown. However, we have friends getting married, we have family members birthdays and other social gatherings which mean we've been back in Canberra almost every weekend since we moved. That's quite a lot of driving, or for me, sitting in the car. So I wanted something to do in the car.

So I'm working again on a half finished scarf from several years ago (coming along nicely, thanks), and started a beanie with my friend's help. I also realised, though, that my knitting bag is actually my Mum's. So I made myself one using a pair of fat quarters, a zip, and some webbing. It took less than 3 hours!

It's basically a simple zipper pouch, but with the edges folded in to give the bag more width. I can always add a tutorial later, but it's really very simple. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

And in fact, my Mum liked my new knitting bag so much, now I'm making her one.

(The fabrics my Mum chose, they're lovely!)

What little things have you made?

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