Project bag

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I want to describe this little project knitting bag that I wear on my wrist to carry my yarn while I knit.

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I went to The Sewing Basket meeting at our Local library which is held every Thursday from 11-1. The group of spinners came also. I had my project reticule bag and got to talking about it. I have several of these bags with projects in them ready to go. This is wonderful for sock knitting keeping together everything for one project, nice and neat. I have one bag in my car, one in my studio, one in my bedroom…. all with a  project and directions ready to be knitted!

This is a class I have taught a couple of times so I will post my directions so you can make the bag too. Click on the link below.

Project Reticule Bag

This is a perfect little project to use your scraps or re-purpose clothes. Be creative! Here is an old post I made on this project before a class I taught. :https://thethriftyneedle.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/project-reticule/

I have tons of scraps left over from the little pockets I make for T-shirts (called Frockets fyi.) These strip are about 7″x .50″ so they are tiny strips usually with rough ripped edges.

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I piled them up and then sorted them into a bit more organized manner.DSCF7657

I have leftover scraps of fabric  for the base to sew these tiny strips onto about 7″ x 12″ (you could use any size as a base.) Make it easy on yourself and don’t go too large with this, you can later sew these sections together to make a larger piece if needed. I’m just using what I have on hand that would normally get thrown away.

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I just laid the strips of scraps right side up butted next to the next scrap and zig-zaged  They are too thin to make seams so the raw edges will have to show. I do overlap the edges just a hair.

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I randomly put colors together, but you can be more selective. This will be the fabric to make my next bag.

Now back at the Sewing Basket….

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It so happened (probably due to the artic freeze happening) that everyone was knitting or spinning and not sewing.DSCF7667

Oh yeah… eating too!

Come on by the Conway Library on Thursdays 11-1 if you’re in town!

Thanks Susan!

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2 responses

  1. Thanks,Terri for the great pictures and write-up about the Sewing Basket. It’s a great place to get new ideas and meet new friends. Loved having the spinners join us.

  2. Terri…love , love, love your thrifty fabric making technique!!! If only I saved all those scraps I thought were too narrow to seam. I can think of so many small projects to use the fabric for. THANKS!!!

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