Already yesterday there was this smell in the air. Yes, I insist on this: You can smell upcoming snow!
And when I got up this morning, over night the surrounding had magically transformed. As a daily commuter by car, I am aware of all the discomforts snow and cold temperatures bring with them. But every year, when I see for the first time again rooftops and trees covered in white, when I recognize the silence that snow creates, I forget about all the freezing, the frozen car windows, that have to be scraped free early in the morning … and there is only childlike joy!
With the first snow flakes, I now declare knitting season officially opened – and as well pre-christmas season. Time to get cozy, time to think about family and friends, about presents that would make them happy.
This knitters project bag f.ex. is such a practical gadget for regular knitters or crocheters. Cut pieces, sew up a stash of these and you already have some nifty presents for your crafty friends.
I’ve bookmarked these cute pouches already a while ago – resolving to create a similar one for myself and as a pleasant gift for knitters. So I made some sketches, did some trimming, finally was happy with the pattern and started to sew.
It’s far away from difficult to sew. It’s one of those projects from the category “Why didn’t this idea come to my mind?” – So, let the preparation for christmas begin!
Reversible knitters pouch
22 (w ) x 23 (h) cm retangular: 1 x exterior fabric, 1 x lining fabric, (optional: 1 x interfacing)
Note: The pouch is reversible, however I refer to the blue fabric as exterior and the Lotta Jansdotter “Pebbles” as lining.
Create the pattern for your bag. You can orientate yourself on the measurements above. Cut out both pieces of fabric and interfacing – if you wish so – using your pattern. (Iron interfacing to exterior fabric).
Place both pieces right sides together and pin along the curved sides (handle). Sew curved sides (1+2). Secure ends by sewing back and forth. Clip curves. Now turn the piece right side out. Iron seams flat.
Now layer the two exterior bodies right sides together and do the same with the lining pieces (see picture above). Pin in place and sew seams together (3+4), again securing ends. Leave an opening for turning in the lining (4). Clip rounded corners. Turn right side out through the opening. Close the lining seam either with a small machine stich; this way your pouch won’t be reversible. If you want to wear the bag two ways, use an unvisible slip stich.
Press bag in place, iron along the opening, pin in place and topstich all around.