I recently brought my old sewing kit back from my mom's basement, where most of my childhood is living, and found some great sun-and-moon cloth in it that I was saving for a pillow. I realized it would make a great knitting bag, replacing the old one, which I used for about four years and is now stained and has frayed handles. But I loved the style of that old bag, so I decided to model the new after the old: reversible, with long handles. (Meaning I had no pattern to follow, just an old bag.)
It worked out pretty well.
|See where the bag is shiny? It's metallic! The handle fabric was snatched |
from between the pillow panels.
|Inside cloth came from Stitcher's Crossing and was exactly what I was looking for (metallic again)!|
My mistakes were tiny: I ran out of bobbin thread while stitching the top of the bag (the only place where the thread shows, of course), and the inside bag was about a centimeter too big to fit inside perfectly. For my first sewing project in more than 10 years, I can live with that.
Next up: a T-shirt quilt. I foresee a long and happy career for this machine.