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Still in Search of the Perfect Bag/Tote


#21

You could always replace the ropes with longer ones that will fit as a
shoulder bag - hey! that’s a good idea, I think I’ll do that!

Di Anderson


#22

If you do it and it works you’ll have to post a picture! I would love to see it! :blush:


#23

I made a couple of these. If you search pinterest for bento bags I am sure you will find soe free patterns.


#24

My daughter fell in love with that tote! She ordered one, and is going to add grommets around the outside to run yarn through.

Ballard Designs owes you a commission! :wink:


#25

Mine arrived today & although I like it, the jute was defective on the bottom. They said I could keep it & credited me the entire amount. It only has 1 small zip pocket inside. I ordered a medium, but if I order again I may get the large. Despite the defect, amazing customer service. Btw, I had the word “Knit” embroidered on it! Hope this helps! :blush:


#27

I’ve made many of these - they’re quick and rather perfect.
I cannot recall if I found a tutorial that I especially liked to recommend, but will say that the 15"x 45" makes just the right size for a small - medium project, a wallet, and small notions kit.
I just dyed sheeting with Indigo and am hoping to hand-stitch them up - soon.

Speaking of Fringe Supply - the Stowe Bag pattern is quite nice, it has internal pockets that could be sewn to hold your personal devices and tools.


#28

Love your bag & fabric! I’ll go look at the Stowe bag, too. Thanks!


#29

I love this Liberty of London bag. I took it with me when I traveled to Shetland last summer and was amazed at how much it held–yarn, notions, smaller project bags, etc. It is coated fabric so wipes clean. Can’t beat it.

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Liberty-London-Marlborough-Iphis-Printed-Tote-Bag-Blush/prod183960714/p.prod


#30

It’s beautiful, it’s also sold out! LOL! I’ll keep an eye out for it. I have something similar from Moop that is would be perfect if not for the closure. Thanks so much!


#31

Thanks for the suggestion - I had no idea patterns were available. The construction looks bewildering (from the finished product) but I will look into it.


#32

I am a fan of Thirty-One bags. Not expensive so not as fashionable as some that were recommended but they have a bunch of different options. I have a zip tote I use for multiple small projects. I have Carry-Alls for mini projects that I have going on around the house and a couple I will carry out of the house and then I have a huge tote that I use when I go out. I use the tote for outings when i need to bring other things like my ipad and camera or food and then throw in a project tote for the knitting project I have going on and it works well. I am in the process of spring cleaning, so once I have cleaned up my knitting projects- I’ll send a pic! :wink: https://www.mythirtyone.com/category/storage-and-utility?isSummary=False


#33

Thanks for the info about the bags. I’ve never heard of these and they are perfect for me.


#34

Thanks for the Tom Bihn tip. I’ve been looking for a bag like these and am delighted that you pointed the way.


#35

I like the Yarn Pop clutchable for purse and knitting. It’s on the small side but keeps a small project separate from basic purse items. Excellent for waiting room knitting, I think. They have larger styles. For my budget they’re a bit spendy but they have some 1/2 off now.


#36

Thank you, for now I’m loving a bag I found at Tuesday Morning. I posted a pic on another thread. I’ll definitely take a look, though. I don’t think I can have enough knitting bags! :blush:


#37

Etsy has all kinds of great stuff. I try to stay away because it is bad for my credit card. :slight_smile:


#38

Oh, Tom Bihn. My favorite carry-on luggage. I love my Swift and the Yarn Stuff Sacks. My next purchase will probably be a Maker’s Bag. Their Parental Unit (the diaper bag that does not look like a diaper bag) is also great for portable knitting. Disclaimer: I did not buy the Parental Unit to use as a diaper bag – I bought it because its brilliant compartments can be customized.


#39

That parental unit bag looks tempting.


#40

Another fan of the Tom Bihn Swift. I use the stuff sacks* and knitting tool pouches to keep things internally organized.

Unless I am travelling, I use it for knitting only (during commute, roadtrips, etc.) and carry a separate handbag. For travel, I condense things a lot and use it for both knitting and minimal purse things (organizer wallet for ID, cards and money; Freudian Slip for non-knitting stuff; I don’t use the Freudian slip otherwise).

Whether you use it for knitting only, for knitting plus purse stuff and/or for travel, the Swift is a durable, versatile and all-around excellent bag.

  • NOTE, get the knitting-specific stuff sacks; there are other ones for general use which lack the clips to hook into your bag and the carabiner to pass yarn through. I got those in error but kept them to quarantine laundry in my suitcase and gym bag.

#41

I bought the Tom Bihn bag designed especially for knitters. Great bag but a few too many bells and whistles for me to keep track of, I found. I got the maker bag for my jewelry classes and loved it! Is yours a maker’s bag?