Friday, July 13, 2007

Baggedy Bag

Hi Knitters,
I am becoming bag obsessed right now. I said that I picked up a bunch of sewing books last week. Here is one of them, Sew Easy Bags by Linda Lee. This is great collection of all sorts of bags. It opens like a book but inside are two pockets stuffed with pattern cards and a small instruction booklet. It is a clever layout and the patterns are wonderful, practical and do-able.
The rosette wrist bag is the first bag I am going to try. I am using a recycled sweater that I felted for the fabric. I plan on doing some needle-felted dots to embellish the fabric before I sew. I am taking the inspiration from some dotted Kaffe Fassett fabric which I will use for the lining. I'll bring you along on that journey when I start. I love the small loop through big loop handles, the zipper top and the flower. I think I will be doing a felted flower of some sort to put at the top.
So far I have measured and cut out the fabric for the bag. It all seems easy and clear.
This blank canvas should provide some good felty weekend fun.
best, susie


Knitterella said...

ooo how cute! The additional needle felting for embelishment will be perfect!

Excited to soo how it turns out!

Adrienne said...

Cute book!!!!!! Can't wait to see how it comes out!

peaknits said...

oh - this bag looks so fun! I cannot wait to see the finished product! Have fun!

Anya said...

That is super cool! :)