Boxy Tote


I’ve been using a tyvek tote from a quilt show as a knitting bag for the past few years. It worked okay, but lately it was tipping over if I didn’t watch how I had things arranged inside. Yes, I could have taken some of my less-used paraphernalia out, but I’m so short on storage space at this point that I simply prefer to keep my knitting supplies all in one place. So how to solve the problem of the “lazy” bag?

Bag closed — mostly

Then one day I saw this pattern at Quiltique, my local quilt shop. Hmmm … the metal stays in the top looked very promising in terms of keeping the bag stable and upright. I purchased the pattern and the various supplies called for in the instructions, but I had to get the zipper at Joann’s, since the quilt shop didn’t have the right kind. And then I got to work, finishing after just a few days of work, and helped by the lack of interruptions since my husband was away. 😉

Open — and filled — bag

There’s just one glitch, which is very disappointing. Despite having tested the zipper multiple times, both before sewing it into the bag and during construction, it has now failed. I can zip it partially closed by fiddling a lot, but it simply won’t close all the way. 🙁 Oh well. The size of the bag and its multitude of pockets work very well for my knitting! I’ll just resign myself to leaving it at least mostly open.


About Sandy

I’m a retired high school French teacher from Arizona, now living in the Las Vegas area. I loved teaching French, but I love retirement even more! I’m a quilter, and most of what you see here will be about quilting, though I’ve also taken up knitting, and I love to bake. Please leave me a comment if you want to contact me — I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. :)

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