When I was in New York in December, one of the knitting stores, Knitty City, had several little knitting bags on display. I picked up one of the bags but I couldn't get out of my head the message on the other bag, which unfortunately was not for sale. The message seemed so appropriate - but absolutely politically incorrect - for my friend. So, this weekend I made part of her birthday present AND ticked off another Little Things to Sew project!
I used a knitting themed fabric and made the back of the bag as one piece
I printed the message onto TAP paper using a font I found at Fontspace.com called ransom note. The white fabric I used for the front panel had white swirls on it - perhaps a little like tangled wool….
I used a white lining fabric for the inside of the bag and red twill ribbon in my stash for the ties.
This isn't the first Oliver + S project I have made for my friend. About two years ago I made her the Straight Stitch Society orange sewing kit which is also small enough to travel with
This sewing kit is much smaller than the doll sewing caddie I made her about seven years ago…
|legs are pink cord for storing cotton reels; hands hold rings for storing rotary cutter and scissors; pins are tied to the front of the skirt; multiple pockets on the dress for sewing machine needles, hand needles and ruler|
|all of the fabrics in her dress have a sewing theme|
'Shirley', as she is known, was very loosely based on a commercial pattern for a doll-shaped sewing caddie I bought from one of the Big Four sewing companies but I thought I could improve on her.
I am not sure how useful Shirley is, but the knitting bag I made this weekend will hopefully be an improvement on the plastic bags my friend currently uses for her knitting.