Monday, 13 November 2017

Seasonal project bags... and a giveaway

I realised a few weeks ago that my woolly makes are currently homed in seasonally inappropriate project bags, and so rummaged in the fabric piles to see what autumnal and wintery fabrics I had.  A gentle sewing project suited my mood and ability after what seems like months of coughs and colds.

The largest piece of fabric found was left over from a festive skirt made for one of P's friends, and so I started to experiment with various sizes. My first attempt is a fairly wide and short project bag, suitable for a pair of socks or such...
 followed by my favourite size so far - just the thing for a shawl.
The next one has an autumnal feel with the sweet thermos, and the size was depicted by the remnant of fabric found in the pile. A good size for socks or gloves
In the middle of bag making I signed up for knitvent 2017 by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade - the theme this year is The Nutcracker, and I could not resist. In preparation for the release of the first pattern in the collection I made yet another project bag in some dreamy fabric which reminds me of the festive magic of The Nutcracker
The fabric is Be Merry, part of the Little Town collection, purchased from sew me sunshine  and is home to the first knitvent 2017 pattern released last Thursday, a dreamy cowl inspired by the Land of Sweets (yes, already cast on - shall show you my progress soon)
And so, giveaway time. As there is yet another project bag still to be shown I have decided that I possibly don't need quite this many, and certainly not two in the same print, so I shall giveaway the smaller of the Christmas tree print bags. This is the project bag shown at the front of the first photograph, and on the right below where you can see the width more clearly. It is fully lined with a red dotty fabric and would make a good size project bag for a pair of socks or mittens. Leave a comment below telling me what woolly project you would use this festive project bag for, and I shall chose a winner on Monday 28 November. Good luck!


  1. I am trying to teach my class four children how to knit at the moment......chunky wool and massive needles help but I am sure i am more grey than I was at the beginning of term!
    I a just about to launch into a bit of Christmas sewing and my Autumn crochet blanket hasn't been touched for day I might pick it up again. xx

  2. Clare Clydesdale (stitchvillage on Instagram)18 November 2017 at 02:28

    I have a gorgeous sock set from London House Yarns waiting to be cast on. It's in the same colours as the bag - red and green stripes on sparkle yarn and called Elf. I can't wait to start them, but am waiting for 1st December. I love the red and white cord that you've's very festive xx

  3. I left a comment on your instagram post instead of here �� I'd love to house my daughters christmas stocking or maybe something else for one of my other 2 kids