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knitting bag gift set

I’m pretty sure this is the last Christmas gift I made, even though it was sort of a Christmas/birthday gift. This was so easy to make though!  My sister in law is a knitter and I’m really grateful that she’s one of the people that helped me get started knitting last year.  It was her birthday right after Christmas so I decided to make her a Lined Drawstring Bag (Project Bag size) and a little zippered pouch that coordinates for her knitting notions.

Another thing that made it easy was that I know she’s a huge fan of color, the more color the better!  Sometimes I really get stuck on a project when I’m unsure if the recipient’s color preferences, do you?  This time I got lucky I guess, I had a really fun time pulling fabrics and settled on this fun combo.

The zippered pouch is basically the same construction as my tutorial for the Lil Cutie Pouch.  So if you’re looking for a fun and fast little zipper project I’d definitely give it a try.  I chose to add some color blocking to the exterior pieces and added a little leather pull as a fun detail.

Fabrics: Cameo by Amy Butler, Lou Lou Thi by Anna Maria Horner, drawstrings are Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander.  Solids are Shot cotton by Kaffe Fassett.

25 thoughts on “knitting bag gift set

  1. Jeni says:

    Such a sweet gift! I love how much the leather pull adds, it’s so simple! Hope she liked it!!

  2. knottygnome says:

    great set! i really like the architextures drawstrings

  3. Lily Razz says:

    That’s so cool! I bet she loves your gift!

  4. Such a lovely idea making the matching zipper pouch, and lovely colour choice (I love making for people who just love all colour).

  5. Marta S. says:

    As always, you make something so simple look so beautiful, classic, and stylish. Where did you buy those leather pulls?? Such a great touch.

  6. Ines says:

    So wonderful!

    Greetings Ines

  7. The Elrod's says:

    ah a knitting bag! Such a great idea. The colors are fabulous too, inspiring on their own

  8. rachel says:

    so pretty, anna! i love the fabrics you chose. just lovely!

  9. What a thoughtful gift! Love the fabric combination you put together!

  10. Ramzan Ali says:

    Really like this gift bags! Presenting it on The Weekly Children Co-Op on Multiple T Mum this week!

  11. Anne Marie says:

    What a great gift idea! I think I need to gift me this!

  12. laurakam says:

    Thanks for sharing that Anna. I use both those patterns but your color combo was inspiring! I really love the metal zipper too. Please share the source Thanks

    1. Anna says:

      The zip is from ZipIt on etsy. 🙂 Basically the only place I buy zippers. 🙂

  13. sonia says:

    I always love your choice of fabrics. You’ve got great taste!

  14. carolyn says:

    I just LOVE your fabric combos here! So good!

  15. Oh my. Best drawstrings ever.

  16. lucky girl! it’s a beautiful gift.

  17. Jennifer says:

    Gorgeous! Like everyone else I just love your taste in colour. Jeni’s drawstring bag is one of my favourite projects , now I will have to try your Lil Cutie Pouch!

  18. Kristie says:

    so sweet 🙂 Bet she loved it!

  19. Very cute! I bet she loved it. I now I would.

  20. Martha says:

    So beautiful Anna. I love the fabrics and the fabric pull on the pouch is just the perfect detail.

  21. 3Ms +1N says:

    I literally kick myself every time I see one of these posts… I either have to #1 dust off my sewing machine and make some of these little beauties for myself or #2 become your best friend/sister-in-law so you will make some for me…. 🙂
    as always- your work is beautiful!
    ~Mauri~

  22. **nicke... says:

    oh this is beautiful and i agree with her… the more color the better!

  23. Amy says:

    I’d like to know the source on the zipper as well. thanks!

    1. Anna says:

      The zip is from ZipIt on etsy. 🙂

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