View Full Version : Look! I knitted an evening bag!

Sue Madelin
04-05-2006, 05:05 AM
I've just finished this evening bag as a gift for my friend's brithday. :D

I didn't have a pattern so I just made it up as I went along but I think it's turned out OK.

What do you think?

(BTW - I've stuffed it with red tissue paper to give it shape in case you're wondering what the red is inside the bag!)

I knitted it using Sirdar Vegas wool - the photos don't really show but it is red and black thin yarn with feathers and sparkly red bits attached! My brother described it as "very camp" - not sure why! ;)

Toast King
04-05-2006, 05:42 AM
That is FAB! And camp is good! ;)

Where do you find handles like that, can you get them online?

Great job! xx :XX:

04-05-2006, 07:17 AM
Looks like you did a wonderful job. Such a pretty color too!! :D

Sue Madelin
04-05-2006, 07:44 AM
I bought the handles in John Lewis but I did search for some online too. If you google for "handbag handles" you should get loads.

I'm in the UK and I found a site called U Handbag http://www.u-handbag.com/ which has loads of fab stuff for making handbags (out of fabric) and they had a nice selection of handles. If you're in the US there are loads of sites.

Getting the handles centred on the bag took two attempts :( And unpicking the first attempt was no fun!

04-05-2006, 08:36 AM
The bag is gorgeous! Nice work! :thumbsup:

Toast King
04-05-2006, 08:47 AM
Thanks, Sue! I'm a Brit too - and off to John Lewis in Reading this weekend to have a look! Cheers for the tip :)

04-05-2006, 09:40 AM
Great job on the bag - I love it!

Sue Madelin
04-05-2006, 11:31 AM
Toast King - Reading is where I got mine! They had a few different types but not a massive selection - haven't tried their website though - they might have some on their - think I'll check it out when I've got a minute.

04-05-2006, 11:43 AM

Jan in CA
04-05-2006, 02:02 PM
That is fabulous! How stunning it would look with a simple little black dress and that sparkly bag!

04-05-2006, 03:13 PM
What a cool bag!

04-05-2006, 07:27 PM
What an awesome shape!! It's a fabulous bag!! :inlove: