Monday, November 22, 2010

Large Zippered Selvage Bag

I made a large zippered bag using up some of the selvages I have been collecting, and I barely made a dent in my selvage collection! One photo shows one side of the bag and the other photo shows the other side of the bag. It's actually as large as a tote bag and great to carry my knitting project in. When I showed this bag to my husband he recommended that I should have added a handle or strap to carry it. Okay maybe if I make another bag this large I would add a large loop handle on one side, but I carry it like a clutch bag, not a tote bag.
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  1. Wow, nice job Daryl! I love that row of green dots. You make such cool stuff. :)

  2. Holy smokes, that's cute and clever! Are you going to show us how you did it? Or did you use a commercial pattern? Is the selvage section all a single piece (triangle?), or . . .??

    Great work!

  3. I love your bag! I see one in my future also.

  4. Very nice!!Thanks for sharing,Amy

  5. I didn't use a commercial pattern Dorothy. I took a couple of large pieces of lightweight duck or heavy weight musin type fabric as my base and lining fabric. Then I drew a diagonal line with a pencil on the fabric. I first sewed the selvages from the lower right corner of the fabric up to the diagonal line. When those were all sewn on both pieces of fabric, I changed the direction of the selvages and covered those selvages ends that were sewn to the pencil line by sewing the selvages now from the lower left to the upper right side.
    I added a binding to the top, making it easier (and prettier) to sew the zipper in place. Added 2 large prairie points to each side to have something to hold on to as I zip the zipper. I boxed the bottom corners of the bag and added a beaded zipper pull. You could add a loop for a handle if you want to.


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