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Finally! It's in "The Bag."

December 28, 2007

Happy New Year’s! To celebrate, y’all (in honor of my southern sisters-in-law, soon-to-be bag recipients) a longtime project is finally done!
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specs: Pattern- “The Bag” from No Sheep for You; yarn- Hempathy; needles- size 3; time invested- LOTS! I started these in July, and finished the first two bags during my Latin class (ahem!). The third was a pre-Thanksgiving effort, I think, and the handles were done here and there between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Lining done at Christmas, and they’ll be gifted at New Year’s!

 

I changed the handles- I wanted to keep them knitted, so I just knit lengths of St st. and let them curl. Sturdy, yet comfortable and with just a bit of give.

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The lining fabrics and materials are courtesy of my mom’s amazing (free–for her and me!) fabric stash. I used iron-on interfacing on the lining, and a strip of matting on the bottom for stability, and they are rather sturdy. I ended up just folding down the top and sewing it on the machine, then hand-stitching the provisional stitches in a little bit of a decorative fashion.

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(Ok, ok, you got me. Even though I justified the time and expense of making these bags as Christmas presents, the middle one is MINE!)

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 28, 2007 9:18 pm

    Oh, now those are just so cute! And they look so fab all in a row like that. Too bad they can’t always travel together.

    Amazing job!

  2. December 28, 2007 9:29 pm

    OMG!!! Wow those are so beautiful. I can’t decide on which one is better because they are all great! I love the lining in the blue one and the green one is a close second only. You are the best gift giver ever in my book

    Great job!!

  3. December 28, 2007 10:09 pm

    Well done! Those bags are so lovely, esp. the lining! You must really love your SIL’s! 🙂

  4. December 29, 2007 9:41 am

    They look amazing! Wow, you can tell you put a lot of work into them, they are finished SO well!

  5. December 29, 2007 6:36 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing your FOs with us!

  6. December 30, 2007 8:11 pm

    They’re all fantastic!

  7. January 1, 2008 10:08 am

    Happy New Years! All of your bags look so fun. What a great gift–I am sure they loved them.

  8. January 9, 2008 2:51 pm

    Wow. Those are so adorable!!! Well worth all of your effort – I especially like the detail where you sewed in the lining. Stuff like that just makes a project.

  9. octopusknits permalink
    January 9, 2008 6:42 pm

    Wow! Those bags (and all your other gift knits) are lovely!

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