My latest contributor post is up at the Imagine Gnats blog today. As I mentioned last month, I had the opportunity to collaborate with the very talented Jeni Baker of In Color Order. With her blessing, I was able to take her popular Lined Drawstring Bag and show how to add a fun modification to the pattern to make it even more customized.
I'm happy to say that I am now the proud owner of three new drawstring bags, each equipped with a handy divider zipper pouch. I'm using them constantly too. I'm have the smaller ones stocked up for sock knitting and the larger one for embroidery, currently.
Even with the zipper pouch addition, these bags are still really quick makes. I found myself finding more and more fabrics pulls to make bags with as I was putting together my materials, so I ended up making three bags. I used several Cotton + Steel prints from Imagine Gnats along with some other bright prints and solids from my own stash.
The lovely herringbone denim that I used for the lining on two of the bags is by Robert Kaufman, also from Imagine Gnats. By adding a little interfacing (Pellon SF 101) to the thinner chambray, I was able to give it the structure that it needed for this type of project. Interfacing really is magical.
To read the full tutorial, head over here, to the Imagine Gnats blog.
This project was also my February, A Lovely Year of Finishes goal
and one of my 1st Quarter FAL goals.
I'm linking up with those gals too. :)