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Arielluria
07-15-2007, 11:23 PM
I can't wait to make a felted bag, and I keep calling it a Booga Bag just because I like the name........but am not crazy about the design. I want to have pockets and perhaps a flap like a messenger bag.

I'd love to see some pics of some made/invented for ideas.

ADAllen
07-15-2007, 11:26 PM
I made a Sophie (http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/sophie.htm). It is a little bit smaller than I had expected, though I had never felted before so I wasn't exactly sure what to expect. I love it. Here is a picture.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1131/748645563_dbb100d3e4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adallen/748645563/)

panchita
07-15-2007, 11:54 PM
I made this from a kit I got at Jo-Ann for Christmas. It's my first felting project. It's just a rectangle with some decreasing on one end, whip-stitched up the sides with a buttonhole. I added a bead to be the button. I gave it to a friend for her birthday. It took a long time to felt because of my front-loading washing machine, but I like it. Sorry the picture is sideways, but you get the idea.

I'd like to have made the handles in I-cord instead, but it's hard *impossible* to frog after one has felted.

P.S. I didn't make the flower... it was a little pin that came with the kit

Jan in CA
07-16-2007, 12:40 AM
I use this one at Christmas. The pink one I don't use..not sure what do with it. :lol: The handle is not twisted tight enough although it looks fine in the picture. I should see what I can do with it.

jeanius80
07-16-2007, 12:43 AM
here are the parts before felting and the bag after. i added a pocket inside, and made a loop and button closure. thats my niece modeling it for me :mrgreen:

redheadrachel
07-16-2007, 01:40 AM
Here's my felted bag!
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/Feltedbag004.jpg
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/Feltedbag005.jpg

Susan P.
07-16-2007, 05:46 AM
Lovely items in this thread!

blueeyes28
07-16-2007, 07:26 AM
Jan , how did you attach the handles on your booga bag ? Is that needle felting?

Lisa1216
07-16-2007, 08:40 AM
I've made a couple of the Fiber Trends Maggies Totes and a small felted purse for my niece.

Chrissie
07-16-2007, 09:09 AM
http://seejayneknit.blogspot.com/2007/01/free-pattern-jaynes-ap-bag.html

Check out this felted bag pattern....I think it is a really cool one. I haven't actually made a felted bag yet but it might end up being a design like this.

clb1968
07-16-2007, 10:03 AM
I made this bag, I think I am going to refelt it, since it is wider than I like and maybe put in a lining , my daughter in law has requested this bag, instead of the booga that I was going to make for her bday, so I guess she will get a booga for Christmas,lol
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b252/palefacegirl/afterfelting2-1.jpg

Arielluria
07-16-2007, 10:56 AM
So if you wash again it WILL shrink some more????? I thought I only needed to wash once to get the final size. I know I have to make it bigger due to shrikage.

My 7" x7" swatch shrank to 6 1/2" x 4 7/8". It shrank MUCH more in the length than the width.

clb1968
07-16-2007, 11:03 AM
I think if I wash it again it will shrink some more, I only put it thru one time on my washer, so it shrunk in height, but it got wider. Not sure how much it will shrink, on a second time.

For my booga, I bought extra yarn so that I can make it bigger to compensate for the shrinking. Now I just need to get started on it.LOL

Jessica
07-16-2007, 11:28 AM
This was my first FO ever and maybe my favorite. Since its big, it holds SOOOOO much. Its perfect for one pound skiens of yarn, or a beach bag.

Jessica
07-16-2007, 11:30 AM
OOps, sorry about the lizard, that wasnt suppose to be in there:oops:

Jan in CA
07-16-2007, 11:32 AM
Jan , how did you attach the handles on your booga bag ? Is that needle felting?

It's not actually a Booga. I found it in one of my magazines when I first started knitting. I attached them with clear thread.

Felting usually shrinks more height wise than width especially with stockinette. Since I can see the stitch definition I'd say it'll definitely felt more.

Sara
07-16-2007, 11:56 AM
This is my 7th "Lucy Bag," a pattern from a company called Two Old Bags. This one is made with Plymouth's Australia Wool.

hunterjenn
07-16-2007, 12:26 PM
That's really cute, Sara--I'd not seen that one before!

Arielluria
07-16-2007, 04:16 PM
Redhead, I LOVE the design on it. Now I'm trying to think what kind of design can I put on mine..........Do you have any tips? I'd hate to go through all that and then not have it come out as well when felted.

Sharly
07-16-2007, 05:09 PM
Hi! I knitted the Sophie bag and it came out smaller than I expected as well, but it's a cute little bag and holds all I really need to carry. I didn't care for the look of the twisted strap (and wasn't entirely sure how to do it), so, I just knitted a flat strap, and I'm pleased with that!
http://houseof9lives.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/feltedsophie.thumbnail.jpg (http://houseof9lives.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/feltedsophie.jpg)
I also kind of improvised with a pattern and made this Christmas purse:
http://houseof9lives.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/santa-purse.thumbnail.jpg (http://houseof9lives.files.wordpress.com/2007/06/santa-purse.jpg)
I have a third felted bag (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=61473)in the works, and hope to proudly show it off, soon!!

bip
07-16-2007, 05:17 PM
The one on the right is Meema's Marsupial bag from SNB. I didn't do the coinpurse so I had lots of yarn left over. The bag on the left is a similar bag I just made up using the remaining yarn. They look a bit small in the picture, but the one on the right is pretty big. I also made this for my MIL in light grey/pink, but didn't get a picture first :P

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/th_Purse0002.jpg (http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e365/bpiercy/Purse0002.jpg)

jmp3775
07-16-2007, 07:16 PM
Here is my Noni bag
http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=58309

stirsmommy
07-16-2007, 07:40 PM
This was my first FO ever and maybe my favorite. Since its big, it holds SOOOOO much. Its perfect for one pound skiens of yarn, or a beach bag.

did you have a pattern for this or did you just wing it?
My first felted bag is drying but it is so not big enough for my knitting so now I am looking for something bigger.

Arielluria
07-16-2007, 07:48 PM
I want to make mine large enough for knitting too.......hence all the pockets. How large (finished size) would be recommended??????

snephenie
07-16-2007, 08:17 PM
Cute bags!!!

Jessica...is that a beardie?? I have 3! I love them :)

jodstr2
07-17-2007, 12:39 PM
I made a few felted bags:

Arielluria
07-17-2007, 01:28 PM
Niiiiiiice! BTW, on twisted handles, what do you do???? Make an I-cord and twist them around????????

Jan in CA
07-17-2007, 01:30 PM
Niiiiiiice! BTW, on twisted handles, what do you do???? Make an I-cord and twist them around????????

On mine I twisted it before felting, but from experience I can tell you to twist it tightly.

ADAllen
07-17-2007, 02:50 PM
On mine I twisted it before felting, but from experience I can tell you to twist it tightly.
hehe I think I twisted mine too tightly and sections felted together:doh:

Arielluria
07-19-2007, 04:57 PM
Just saw this on the Knitting Daily email. I think it's from a new book called Felt Frenzy (http://www.interweave.com/knit/books/Felt_Frenzy/).

I love the "mod" pattern. I think I'll try to do something like that!

http://www.interweave.com/knit/books/felt_frenzy/images/36-37.jpg

clb1968
07-19-2007, 07:33 PM
That bag is cute. I just got a Amanda's Squatty Sidekick bag from my swap partner. It is not a large bag, but everything that was in my regular purse fit in it.

I think Interweave Press also has out a special addition Felting mag, right now, maybe the email came earlier this week.

Arielluria
07-19-2007, 08:06 PM
That bag is cute. I just got a Amanda's Squatty Sidekick bag from my swap partner. It is not a large bag, but everything that was in my regular purse fit in it.

I think Interweave Press also has out a special addition Felting mag, right now, maybe the email came earlier this week.What's that bag look like??????? Pic or link please!

G J
07-19-2007, 08:10 PM
This is mine:
My Constant Companion
Pattern by Janet Scanlon as printed in Knitter’s Stash Edited by Barbara Albright

clb1968
07-19-2007, 08:11 PM
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showpost.php?p=910563&postcount=1351


Here is the link to the bag that Sanibelle made for me.