No way was I throwing out the scraps of gold faux leather (also available in silver and black) left over from my recent skirt project. This stuff is too good for the bin. So, I decided to sew myself a project bag for my knitting.
Most of my knitting takes place on public transport, projects carted around in my tote bag. It’s a good idea to have a project bag to go into your tote, to protect your knitting from hair brushes, snotty tissues and pieces of gum. (That’s what’s inside your tote bags. Obviously, mine only carries gold credit cards, Liberty loyalty cards, a Chanel lipstick and never any purse because – darling, how vulgar!)
I twinned my gold faux leather with an equally bratty fabric – neon pink silk twill. Oh, this project was FUN.
Giant gold pocket for inside the bag. Because there wasn’t enough gold involved in this project.
There are hundreds of online tutorials for sewing bags and pouches. I very loosely followed this one for construction steps, adjusting dimensions to the size of pouch I wanted.
There can be areas of bulk, so my walking foot and wedge were essential. (My wedge came with my machine.)
I really do love my new knitting bag and the fact that I’ve squeezed two projects out of one metre of faux leather. I even have a few scraps still left over. Coasters?