Monday, 26 March 2012

Hand Knitted Messenger Bag -OPAM 2012

I am not great at knitting clothes but I can knit bags!  This is made using circular needles which I do enjoy using and you never have the worry of the stitches falling off.  I used a lovely cream chunky knit which made it knit up quite quickly.  I added a flap which has a magnetic fastening underneath.  Know the flap seems to have moved here in the picture but it is straight.  I did hang the bag up outside to take the picture.
I then added 100% cotton yarn crochet flowers to the flap and the bottom left hand corner to add decoration.
To help prevent the bag from over stretching with the contents I fully lined it with 100% cotton gingham which I love.  I also lined the handle to also prevent over stretching.
Overall, a lovely sized bag which you could turn round  the other way (although it was not intended to be reversible and pointed out to me yesterday) and have the gingham on the outside.
I have had several makes all finish at the same time this month.

Where is it now? 
 In my Etsy shop if you feel that you could give this little gem a new home.


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a fantastic bag...

Tatkis said...

Such a cute knitted bag! And I love the pink edge idea, flowers are so sweet!


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