Friday, November 6, 2015
Sewing: woodland knitting bag.
Last week I finally used up this little half yard of organic cotton fabric that I've been hoarding for a couple of years. I love woodland animal fabric, and this is just perfect. So many adorable animal faces! Bear, deer, owl, fox, raccoon, beaver, squirrel, mouse...I think that's all of them. It's a Sarah Watson print from her Indian Summer line.
(I definitely have a woodland theme going on with my project bags and knitting accessories: see here, here, and here. And with a lot of blues and browns and oranges, most of them seem to coordinate color-wise, too.)
This is yet another zipper pouch from this tutorial by Noodlehead. It's a great tutorial that results in a lovely, neat finished bag. This is my third one and I use them constantly. I made the large size this time, and I added a handle on the side so it's easier to carry (wish I had done that with my last one, as it's so large that I end up awkwardly tucking it under my arm!).
The lining is just some navy cotton, and I interfaced the outer pieces with stiff fusible interfacing (either Craftfuse or Décor Bond). Thanks to my collection of vintage zippers from the 60s and 70s, I had an orange zipper that added a bit of color. (Other than using them in bags, I have no idea what to do with all of those zippers. They're either earthy colors like oranges or reds, or pastel greens and blues, so I don't see myself ever using them in clothing!) And I tied some leather cord as a zipper pull, something I need to add to all of my project bags.