Sunday, July 28, 2013

Felt Knitter's Tote With 'Yarn Hole'

I took a piece of merino and alpaca blend felt...

...that had been won by a friend...

 
...felted it down quite a bit further...

 
...and stitched it up into a tote bag!



I used embroidery thread to hand-stitch around the 'yarn hole'... 
 
...and fashioned lengths of burgundy leather into tote handles.

 
Seaming on each side of the bag provides visual interest...

 
...and there's plenty of room inside for needles and patterns!

 
The finished tote 'in use'! :)

 
Some months ago, when my friend, Sandie...

...won a piece of softly felted alpaca and merino felt from Spinderella's Fiber Mill...

...she sent it to me as a gift.

Little did she know that I always intended to make something with it for her...

...and 're-gift' it in its new form! :)

Not being a knitter, myself...

...for this project, I attempted to think like one...

...and fashioned a roomy, flat-bottomed tote with soft leather handles...

...and a reinforced hole for the yarn (so she can knit on the go!).

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14 comments:

Rachel said...

That's a great idea. Balls of thread do tend to wander somewhat!

FeltersJourney said...

How lovely, I'm sure Sandie will love it. The yarn hole for knitting on the go is an excellent idea!
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--There's got to be a country song about this! :)
Deborah--Thanks! XO-

Sandie Lynne said...

One of your best projects every! And I love it to bits, and will cherish it always!!! Thank you so much, my dear friend. I can't wait to show it off to my other crafty friends. I am willing to bet there will be a few that will be totally jealous of my beautiful new bag! :)

LOVE IT!!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie-I'm so happy that you like it! I had so much fun making it for you!!

Jess Schleicher said...

LOVE this!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Jess!

agulla said...

Świetna na każdą okazję!

Dawn Edwards/Felt So Right said...

What a cool idea and the bag is beautiful.

Heather Woollove said...

Agulla-Thanks!
Dawn-I'm glad you like it! XO

Kathryn Ray said...

Love this!!

Heather Woollove said...

Kathryn- I thought this might be something you'd like! :)

WonderWhyGal said...

This is perfect! More knitting bags in a yarn hole.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Andrea! :)