View Full Version : Knitting Bag Design?

Vermilion Sparrow
03-09-2006, 04:24 PM
Yes, I know I've posted a lot in the last couple of days... :oops:

But this is about designing a bag/holder for knitting supplies. The photo below is of what I have now, an ArtBin folder I bought at JoAnn last summer for about $15, when I finally accumulated enough needles that I couldn't just poke them thru a ball of yarn or leave them in a half-finished project. :lol:

But now, only a few months later, it is becoming inadequate, and I don't have lots of spare money lying around to spend on one of those nice knitting bags.

So my question is, has anyone here designed their own knitting bag, even just a folder for needles and assorted odds and ends? Is there a certain design that works well? Really I already have a tote bag I use for projects, so making a whole new bag might not be necessary. I just need a compact way to store needles and odds and ends.

Personally I don't like the deep pockets on the right-hand side of the ArtBin folder. I've thought about making a needle roll (I have a paintbrush roll from when I took a Japanese calligraphy class, and I could easily do something similar for knitting/crochet needles), but I don't think that would be good for holding scissors, stitch markers, gauge checker, etc.

I suppose that's enough rambling. Thoughts?

03-09-2006, 04:30 PM
If you look in the "whatcha knitting" forum KellyK just made a nice felted knitting bag.

BTW...don't worry about posting a lot...have you looked at the top posters int he memberlist? :shock: Now those are a lot!

03-09-2006, 08:08 PM
:roflhard: Believe me, 15 posts is not a lot. The more, the merrier! Bring 'em on! ;)

Jackie F.
03-10-2006, 01:04 AM
At my local SnB, there's a woman who buys placemats from Kohl's and other stores to make needle roll cases. If you have some sewing experience, you could easily make one. Be careful, though -- the lady I'm talking about got addicted to making them and can't stop.

The placemats are thick and could hold scissors and any other pointy objects well.

Vermilion Sparrow
03-10-2006, 02:31 AM
What, me, sew? ::peeks out from behind two sewing machines and a pile of unfinished projects::

Actually, I haven't done much sewing since last summer when it was too hot here in Texas to knit. Placemats is a pretty good idea, though. Holds sharp objects without having to be too heavy or require quilting... :thinking:

Yes, I think I could work with that.

03-10-2006, 02:02 PM
I used to live in Plano! Both my boys were born at that hospital!!!!