My Day on Show Your Stripes Blog Hop

I had the greatest time deciding on a project for this hop. There were just so many choices.

Practicality set in and I chose to make a new bag for my knitting or crocheting. I get frustrated because I’m always having to put everything down if the phone rings or (heaven forbid) laundry needed to go in or a dish on the stove needed stirring. It’s so frustrating when life gets in the way of our crafting time. 😉

The first thing I did was pull out some leftover 2 1/2” wide strips and did a quick stitch and flip on a muslin backing.

Once it was sewn and pressed, I folded it wrong sides together and cut the folded piece 12” x 16”. Then I cut out the curved sections for the arm holes and I cut a 1 1/2” square from the bottom corners (yes one of the bottom cuts is on the fold). I then cut the lining fabric, folded it and pinned it to the underneath side of the folded bag outside piece in order to cut the mirror image.

I sewed the side seam on both the lining and body with right sides facing.

Then boxed the corners by folding the seams together.

I put the lining inside the body and sewed all around the seam.

Then I added a strap to the section by wrapping it and stitching 1/4” from the edge of the lining and body.

I turned everything right side out with the lining inside the bag and pressed it.

All that was left to do was top stitch the edges and fill the bag.

Now I can have it on my arm as I wander while talking on the phone.

Hope you enjoyed seeing my stripes in this fun little project.

Here is the list of bloggers who have creations to show you, so hop around and see what there is to see:

Tuesday, February 23rd

Life in the Scrapatch

Stitching at Home


Homespun Hannah’s Blog

Karrin’s Crazy World

Quilt Schmilt

That’s Sew Kerry


Annie’s Musing

Thank you for stopping by to read my post. I will be drawing for a bundle of fabrics from the readers who subscribe to my blog who leave me a comment with your favourite colour. So make sure you follow and comment please. 😉 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

47 thoughts on “My Day on Show Your Stripes Blog Hop

  1. What a wonderful idea for a carry bag for your yarnwork. Thank you for showing your design process. Very creative. Thank you for sharing and inspiring in the hop … 🙂 Pat

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  2. What a great idea, and a cute bag. You sure whipped that up quickly! I’m not sure I’m coordinated enough to have a bag over my arm, be knitting, and talking on the phone all at once – haha! You go, though!

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  3. What a great bag with fun fabric colors and prints. I hate having to put something down just to go do some quick thing. To just get up and go over to stir the pot without having to resettle again, great idea! Also great for the waiting room of an appointment. Love the idea!

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  4. Hi Carol! I adore stripes and you chose a great practical project. LOVE it! I was just ‘charged’ with making a bag for ‘special’ little people. Little People as in the small characters like Elmo, Oscar, etc. that are made of hard plastic and are about four-inches tall. Hmm. What kind of bag do they need? I may be using your great tutorial. Thank you! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. What a great project and totally creative. Such a neat idea and great in stripes. Thank you for the inspiration and for joining the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop. I love following you on Instagram and here. My favorite color is teal, but Rainbow is my favorite quilt combo.

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  6. Great new bag for your yarn crafts! I’m always on the lookout for a new pattern to hold my knitting. Did you design this yourself? Thanks for sharing with the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop!

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