Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Japanese Knot Bags and a Little Giveaway.......


As I was checking out patterns yesterday for these bags and making one up, I decided that the design for the smaller loop was too difficult to sew properly.  The opening was just too small and the end result wasn't pleasing.


So, to the drawing board I went and decided that sewn on handles would be much, much better.  I also preferred a straight edge along the top - more like a tote.


And of course, something extra needed to be added to make the bags unique.  A simple flower was the trick.  Now I'm ready to start sewing and making these little bags for our Etsy shop.  Gosh are they perfect for knitting projects!


The original design is like this and the first knot bag turned out pretty good, but I'll stick with my own design.


And because this was my first attempt, I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway for this one.  If you love to sew, you'll love the fabric that has spools of thread and other sewing notions all over it.  Just leave a comment with your contact info and on Saturday, July 20th I'll randomly draw one name to win this little "Japanese Knot Bag."  Good luck and I'll see you then.

34 comments:

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

The bags are really cute. They would be great to take a small knitting project with you.

Sheila said...

What a cute bag!

amchart said...

SO cute! Rav amchart theharts at windstream dot net

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

It's very cute. My friend Eileen has one of these bags and now I want to make one. Lord knows I have fat quarters!

Sherry Glover said...

Would love to win this cute project bag. I currently use whatever I have lying around the house.

sherryglover1 on Ravelry

Anonymous said...

What a great bag, very practical and beautiful at the same time!
rosebob on ravelry

Drae said...

Very cute - I love that you used ticking! alcbrooks on Ravelry

RunKnitRun said...

Very cute bags! I'm knitterphd on ravelry! :)

Kathryn said...

Love the fabric and style of this bag!
kbeck on Ravelry

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

Very cute, love the bow on the first bag. The thread fabric is lots of fun. Thanks for the giveaway. I can be emailed thru my blogger profile.

Jeanie said...

I love your flower design. would love to win a bag!

Paula Cooper said...

So cute! I just love the Japanese knot bags. I bought one for my secret santa partner last year and so regret not getting one for myself.

InJuneau said...

Oh, what a great looking bag!

UmmRania said...

I love it! Super super cute, thank you, a fun giveaway. I will now follow your blog as well

Ummrania on rav.

Anonymous said...

Super cute. I haven't seen this kind of design before.

tktl on ravelry

Anonymous said...

I love it! This is another type of bag I want to sew also.

StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

Jeri said...

Sign me up to win a bag. I'm Patternwhisperer on ravelry.

andrea said...

I can see myself using this often. Love the flower...just the perfect finishing touch!
KnitAweigh- Ravelry

Lian said...

Unique design for a bag - perfect for a small knitting project.
Would love to win it!!

Shirley said...

The thread fabric is cute! I like your new design. It seems it would have less fabric waste too without the curves and the handle being cut with the bag.

auntsandee said...

Would love to win this bag and since you are pulling the winner on my Birthday it would make a great present to me.

Ravelery id Sandee8908

Heather J said...

The added detail makes a great accent to an adorable bag!

fayofthewoods on Ravelry said...

Very cute, very useful.

Iesadora said...

Your right, they would be perfect for knitting ... err ... crochet projects ;)

Debbie said...

very cute bag! I would love to win it!

Elizabeth said...

Cute bag! I've not heard of that concept before. But yeah, those would be great for knitting, crochet, sewing... lots of fun!

sparky136 said...

Great bag. sparky 136on Ravelry

principeta said...

Looks wonderful,I would love to have this bag.lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.

Linda Rumsey said...

These bags are such fun! Great for toting my latest sock project around.
lindarumsey on Ravelry.

Joy said...

That's such a cute little bag, please add me to the draw, wand I've been browsing through your blog. I might have to do some baking now. Joyo on ravelry

Carmen N said...

What a cute little bag! You did a great job

Anonymous said...

Cute bag!
Thanks!
lee(underscore)Gifford(at)Hotmail(dot)com

sweeetpeaches said...

This is SO cute and original. I am sweeetpeaches on Ravelry also

Ellie Raine said...

I love this bag and I would love to win this for my daughter who loves to sew, and cross stitch.
Thanks for the chance to win.