Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New type of bag?

A few months ago, one of the ladies in our guild had brought along a nifty bag. It was in the shape of a pyramid. She showed it to me and jokingly said, "I bet you can make that." I boastfully replied. "Yeah."
I should learn to shut up once in a while.

It's taken me 2 months. I've made 3 prototypes, all disasters. Then one night I could not get back to sleep. That's when it hit me: I was overthinking the design. Yesterday, I picked up a few scraps and tried out the revised design. It worked!

Sorry about the craptastic pictures. My cell phone does require a very steady hand.

The fabric is upside down, the zipper is too short but it works! The outside is the cows print, with quilt batting middle and an orange fabric on the inside. No pockets. There is a zipper down the middle of the front and a carrying strap.

What I like about the design is the fact that there's this small opening above the zipper pull when it's closed. That is handy to pull the yarn through while you're walking or just sitting. That pesky yarn ball isn't rolling around the floor tempting cats.

To make this ah...professionally done, I'll trade out the quilt batting for peltex. Peltex is a stiffer fabric, but thinner. The zipper will need to be longer, and for Pete's sake...get the design upright! Size wise, I think it's just right for sock knitting. It's about 10" Long by about 8" wide.

1 comment:

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I like the bag and the fabric:)Hugs Darcy
Happy New Year