Friday, April 9, 2010

A Twisted Tote

In need of a little pick-me-up (and with no yarn shop handy), I dashed in to the Red Hen, a quilt shop very near work. They have lots of folded fat quarters so it is easy to pick one or two and walk around looking for another to coordinate, or just to ponder for projects. I am big on pondering.

I'm not even sure how long I stayed, but long enough apparently as I was more relaxed when I left with three fat quarters, two for me and one for Kay.

I've been seeing some zippered triangular bags around blogs and etsy and thought it was time I made myself one, only large enough to hold a small project. I also added a loop for a clip so I can hang it from a belt loop or attach to a bag or purse.

I didn't use these directions, but if you want to make one, here is a pdf from 4-H. [Remember 4-H?] They are quick and fun to make and the size can easily be changed to suit your need - or the length of your zipper.

It would be very simple to make a knitted version of this. In fact the SoH0 Sling from the book, Bags: A Knitter's Dozen is one example. I'm just not sure I'm ready to put a zipper in knitted fabric.


Britt-Arnhild said...

WOW! I love this tote. Have never seen anything like it.

Mary said...

Cute, cute bag!

Marguerite said...

IMHO some things should never happen - like zippers in hand knits. Can't imagine that turning out good in the long run.

YesterUkes said...

I made lots of these bags years ago using directions from the Sewing with Nancy TV show. And then lost the directions somewhere along the way. I think I remember what I did, but it's nice to have a reminder. I love these bags.

minipurl said...

Thanks so much for the pattern...maybe this will get me to dust off the old sewing's almost knitting, right?