View Full Version : Colorful Felted Shoulder Bag
07-26-2007, 06:51 PM
I felt like making a felted bag so much weeks ago and I made one eventually. I used up some of my left over wool yarn to make this shoulder bag. No specific pattern to follow, I just make it up while I knitted along. I made two straps from the side of the bag, crocheted the edge. Then felted the bag in my kitchen sink! haha~ Using super hot water alternating with frozen cold water. The bag turned out felted nicely as I want. I tied a knot at the strap after the bag was dried. I also lined this bag with a sweet blue cotton fabric and it was the very first time I made a lining for a bag. Its definitely a good tutorial. I had so much fun cutting the fabric, hand-sewed it slowly and patiently. And also, first time I put on a magnetic snap. I really enjoy making this bag. :blooby:
07-26-2007, 07:07 PM
Very nice! I love the colors. :thumbsup:
07-26-2007, 07:27 PM
Great work! I really liked the colors you chose, and it's cool that you improvised the pattern!!
Jan in CA
07-26-2007, 07:29 PM
Beautiful! You did a lovely job of finishing it, too!
07-26-2007, 07:52 PM
Stupendous and love the lining and such. It looks great!
07-26-2007, 08:12 PM
That is a fantastic bag. I'm very impressed by the lining. I've been knitting up a storm, but I can't for the life of me sew.
07-26-2007, 08:56 PM
That bag is awesome!! :notworthy:
Love the colors, and I love the way you made the handle, with that little touch of red at the ends. And the lining!
What a great bag!
07-27-2007, 07:48 AM
What a cute bag! You were very creative with the handles and the lining! :thumbsup:
07-27-2007, 08:00 AM
Great job! I love that lining. Did you find instructions online somewhere for the lining?
Nice work...the bag turned out really nice. Way to go!!
07-27-2007, 11:22 AM
Looks great! I know you will enjoy using and getting all the compliments you are sure to receive :thumbsup:
07-27-2007, 01:40 PM
That's a great bag!
07-27-2007, 02:10 PM
Ya, I learned to make the lining from this tutorial! Easy to understand! =) http://http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/2006/01/basic_purse_tut.html
07-28-2007, 07:20 AM
Your should be proud. The bag came out great. Your lining is so neat. Yup, a gold star for you for sure! Love knotting the handles idea!
07-28-2007, 08:52 AM
Darling! Thanks for the tutorial link!
07-28-2007, 10:56 AM
Great job! The colors of the bag work so nicely together and the lining is super. Thanks for the link. I am making a bag for a friend of mine and the liner would add a really nice touch! :happydance:
07-28-2007, 11:52 AM
Great job on the bag.:thumbsup:
07-30-2007, 10:05 AM
That's a beautiful bag! Great job!
08-02-2007, 12:30 PM
That's a very pretty bag! I just love the lining!
08-02-2007, 02:02 PM
That's a great bag! :thumbsup: for the creativity and i loved the lining and the magnet.
Ronda, i LOVE your avatar :roflhard:
08-02-2007, 02:32 PM
Very cute!! Love the lining idea!
08-04-2007, 12:41 AM
Since I got so many compliments here, I am more than happier to share the pattern here with everyone.
I knitted this bag in round using circular needle 4.5mm. I THINK I cast on 120 st , place marker then joined and knit in round till 2". Place markers in next round ready for decreasing. (Actually you don't have to decrease as you cant really see any obvious shaping effect after felting! haha)
K10, PM, K40, PM, K20, PM, K40, K10.
Round 1 - K10, slip marker (SM), SSK, knit till 2 st before marker, K2tog, SM, K20, SM, SSK, knit till 2st before marker, K2tog, SM, K10.
Then KNIT 7 round
Repeat last 8 round until bag measures 6" and you are ready to make the base. Drop the first marker you place for the round joined.
Round 1 - [Knit till 2st before M, K2tog, SM, SSK] x 4
Round 2- Knit all
Repeat these 2 rounds until side stitches left 2st. Then place each st to front and back stitches. You will have same stitches at front and back. Get your bag Right Side facing now and do the 3 needles bind off.
I crochet 2 rounds of SC and 1 round of DC at the top before I picked up 12st at the side to make the straps. I knit the strap in stockinette st till 8", make decrease at the beginning and the end at every RS row till 1 st left, bind off. Crochet around the strap in SC one round.
THATS IT! hehe... your bag is done! REady for felting!
I hope you have no problem understanding the pattern gal! I really tried! haha
By the way, if you have any question, you can email me. =)
Oh! Wow! :inlove: I love that. Your color choices are excellent, and your work is flawless from what I can see in the photos. Brava!