Thursday, April 17, 2008

FO: Cable Bag

Let's not consider how long ago I actually knitted this bag. Let's just focus on the fact that it's been finished!!

I decided to give it some shaping and the same linen lining I used for the Noni Bag. If I hadn't been using up some scraps, I might have bought some blue plastic and a darker lining to avoid any of it showing through, but I didn't think it was too big a deal this time.

I sewed the base of the bag to the reinforcing layer.

Here, I was just triple checking that my lining was going to fit. I brought the plastic material just up to the ribbing at the top of the bag. I did manage to plan for the plastic to come up far enough for me to sew the handles to it, so they won't pull the bag out of shape.

I stitched the reinforcing in all around the top and sewed the handles on. Then, I fussed with the lining a bit more and got it pinned into place and ready to be sewn in along the top edge.

This shows the lining all sewn in. I like the way the cable cast on edge makes a nice trim above the lining.

And, here's the FO, ready to fill with some little candies and gift for Mother's Day.

Now, I just need to finish the other one of these I knitted, ages ago, in a tan color! But first, I'll need another trip to the craft store for supplies.

If you want to try making one yourself, click
here to go to a pdf file.


belaybunny said...

oh, I love this bag as well, it's so cute. great job with the sewing too ;) and I'm liking those new noni patterns you've bought ;)

2paw said...

Yes, the Nono patterns are wonderful!! I love the idea of making the bag with the special plastic sheet thing to give it shape. How clever, and it looks afbulous!!!

Kristen said...

You are on a roll. It always feels good to finish UFOs. I've always admired the little cable bag pattern and yours is so pretty in blue with the flowered lining.

Lynne said...

Wow - you are making some great bags there! They look fabulous :-)

Devorah said...

Very nice! For mom?

knitseashore said...

Your cabled bag came out so nicely! I like the edging too on the top of the bag. You are on a roll!