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.
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?
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!
I love the handles on this bag.
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.
Pin and sew. And cut off the excess.
I used the Janome Juno J1250 for this project.
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.
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.
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!
I’m so excited about this bag!
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!
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.