View Full Version : Need some Ideas...

03-07-2006, 06:27 PM
Ok everyone I want to make my favorite cousin something handknitted from me. I was talking to her because I want to make her something she would use because knitting is time consuming. She told me she could really use a bag for when she goes to the movies with her friends (She is 13 years old now) and She likes the colors hot pink and black together. She doesn't want a big bag, just big enough to hold her camera, Ipod, some money, and cell phone. We were thinking something about 7 by7 inches. We were also thinking of felting it?? :thinking: If any one has any yarn suggestions for felting or any ideas?? It would be appreciated

Jan in CA
03-07-2006, 08:15 PM
I just finished this bag and it came out really cute!


03-07-2006, 08:23 PM
It would be super simple to just knit a very large rectangle and sew it up the sides. Leave one part for a flap.

For example: knit a rectangle 7 1/2 X 10 1/2 inches. The half inch is for a seam allowance. Divide the long side so that you have a square 7 x 7 inches with a flap 3 1/3 inches to fold over. You could use a snap, or button to close the bag.

If you make it to size I suggest lining it. Nothing will fall through the knitting and the lining will help take the strain off the stitches. You could either knit a strap or buy some satin ording to finish it off.

You might even consider sewing some pre-made beaded fringe for the bottom.

I might consider using a chenille for the wow factor. Or how about using 2 novelties like eyelash and boucle held together. Make the larger yarn black and the smaller pink. Or vice versa.

03-10-2006, 12:45 PM
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Colorful Bag 10 x 10

Cute, Beaded Bag

Lacy Bags

Metallic Bag

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Beaded Felted Bag 9 x 8

Suede Bag 9 x 8

Textured Bag 8 1/2 x 6

Keyboard Purse - not sure how big it is