Friday, January 8, 2010
Because I don't have enough colorful little cloth bags
I'm always on the lookout for more.
It seems like I could always use another for that new scarf I started, to protect the extra special yarn from dust, or to tuck all the odd leftover balls of sock yarn in. Besides, they just plain make me happy.
I've seen tutorials for those boxy bags online and have wanted to make some. I've admired them. (I got one for my Birthday this last year from a Ravelry friend!) But I haven't ventured to make one because they look hard to do, don't they?
They're not. Not at all. Easy as pie, and if you don't believe me, check out some of the tutorials yourself, both here and here. These both have excellent explanations of the process. I made a couple myself today.
Mine are lined with coordinating fabric:
I added handles to tote them around, and little pull tabs to make them easier to zip and unzip:
I really liked adding these to my collection. It's possible that I may knit just so I have an excuse to make and collect more colorful little cloth bags.