Sock knitting bag – it’s a hoot!

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I’ve been wanting to do this project for a while now. I’ve seen a few different versions of sock knitting bags around. This one is a hybrid of some of my favourite features – the most significant being the divider in the middle of the bag to organize yarn when doing two-at-a-time sock.

 

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 I used some scrap fabric on this project. The owls are from a scrap bag purchase I made a while ago. Does anyone know what line this is? It’s a heavier fabric, perhaps upholstery? 

 

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I’ve done a few bag projects lately. My tip for turning straps right side out… chopsticks! Yup – I’m all about the fancy tools!

 

 

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  I love the handles on this bag.

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And I did box corners on this bag. I think it’s a nice added touch, plus it makes the bag sit up nicely when I set it on a counter. For my corners, I marked a square on each corner 1 3/4 inch in. Then pull the corners so they are diagonal.

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Pin and sew. And cut off the excess.

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I used the Janome Juno J1250 for this project.

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I’m really loving this machine! And you can’t beat the price – $299 plus shipping and taxes from the Janome Shop-at-Home website. It really is a perfect machine for the crafter. 50 stitches and super easy to set up and use. And for the price (did I mention just $299!!) it has a lot of higher end features like speed control and memorized needle up/down. It makes me want to find sewing projects so I can use it.  

 

Bag details…

 

I did a drop zipper closure on this bag. A lot of sock knitting bags that I saw have drawstring closures or no closure mechanism at all. I like to take my knitting on the bus with me (dedicated knitting time!) and felt a zipper closure would be necessary. I don’t need my knitting rolling all over the place. I learned this drop zipper closure after tackling Noodlehead’s Super Tote.

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Sewing the top closed. Lined bags always get me a little confused. I think I have problems visualizing spatially how it all comes together and so I get turned around. But it’s really quite simple – place right sides of exterior and lining together, sew top and then turn right side out via the opening you left in the lining!

 

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I’m so excited about this bag! 

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So cute!

sea beach backdrop//summer backdrops photography// sea themed backdrop  

 

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Do you want to get sewing too?

The wonderful people at Janome Shop-at-Home are allowing me to give away a brand new Janome June G1218. Just follow the rafflecopter prompts below. Draw will take place on September 11, 2013! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Full disclosure: I have not been financially compensated for this post. As part of my Janome SAH experience I will get to keep one of the Janome Juno sewing machines, but I promise you this — all views expressed here are my own.

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9 thoughts on “Sock knitting bag – it’s a hoot!

  1. Mel

    I lover the bag HOOT HOOT I’m very sad I am not in Canada to get on board with Janome, Although I have a Janome that is 20 years old and still runs as well as they day my Mum got it.

  2. Felecia Cofield

    I too, am not in Canada, but I sure would like to win the sewing machine! I am a stay-at-home Mom who is just now learning about sewing! I squeeze a little sewing time in when I get the ‘notion’! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! I adore the owl bag! Blessings from Bama!

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  4. Katy L.

    Super cute, such a great idea! I have a hard time spacially understanding structuring and lining too, so I really appreciate the step-by-step photos. And I find knitting needles to be as effective as chopsticks while turning.

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