Sunday, May 9, 2010

It's in the bag

After all the sketching in my creative space post last week, I decided it was time to put my thoughts into action.

My sketching unfortunately hadn't included any measurements, so I flew by the seat of my pants, looked at my fabric, grabbed the ruler and the rotary cutter, and cut. Two outer pieces, two lining pieces, two iron-on pellon pieces and the strap and tab. I made the rest up as I went along. The basic idea in the sketch was all I kept - the rest went out the window as I sewed.

New sack bag

These are bloody awful photos, but I have misplaced my camera so my camera phone will have to do the job.

New sack bag

It's a lot bigger than a Box for Socks.

New sack bag

It holds a folded A4 pattern, about four 100g yarn cakes, and your project. It's not big enough for your aran jumper, but it's big enough for a sleeve.

New sack bag

It stands up by itself and looks a bit like a small grocery sack. The Mister thinks it looks like a large popcorn bag, like the kind you get at the cinema.

New sack bag

It has no zips and no velcro, and it's perfect for a quick getaway. I'm still tweaking the design but I think I will shorten the strap (so it's still big enough to go over your wrist) and bring the front tab in a little closer to the edge.

19 comments:

  1. As always your choice of fabrics raises this from just another bag to art on a strap.

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  2. Very sweet and practical bag. I just love the elephant fabric thta you have used.

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  3. oh I really like that bag - really great design!!!!

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  4. dude it looks ace!
    mmm popcorn!

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  5. I love the popcorn bag reference! Dontcha just love a bit of make it up as you go along craft (except for forgetting to write down the measurements which is always my downfall).

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  6. Genius! That's all I have to say...

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  7. its just fabulous. i totally need to update my buttontree lane collection you know.

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  8. Looks like a great bag. They'll be a great addition to your stock portfolio!

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  9. I like! Will definitely be buying one of these.

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  10. A very good job for someone who was "winging it"!

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  11. I love it too. Can't wait to see them at etsy

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  12. It looks fantastic Michelle!

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  13. I want one of each! I fear by the time I make it to the markets on Sunday (if I make it there at all) they'll all be gone though... :(

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  14. Excellent design! I love the way that it stands up by itself and stays open - no zips or velcro to catch on the wool. well done.

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  15. Oh my, I LOVE THIS BAG!! I think I may have to see if someone will do some shopping for me this weekend, since I can't be there in person! What a great design, I love that the bag stands up by itself, folds down and that you can also carry it on your wrist while walking around knitting/crocheting. Very clever.

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