Saturday, March 01, 2014
Gotta go west on that bus
I made a bag for the littlest nephew (2 and a half) for Christmas. He didn't yet have a bag of his own (!) but had been playing with the little babyish bags I made for the twins when they were only a bit over one year old.
This one is a good deal bigger than those, in fact maybe a little bit bigger than I intended, but it is a good size for a couple of library books. I should have made the flap longer though. I've fallen in this trap with little pouches I've made before, I forget to allow for the width of the bag and make the flap too short. I used a satchel pattern from Knitty, though I'm pretty sure I improvised the numbers. The yarn is Bendigo's Murano - great value for a self-striping feltable.
I went op-shopping for a fabric belt for the handle and was thrilled with this black and white striped one. It had d-rings, which I cut off and used on the sides of the bag. And with these great instructions I learned how to make the strap adjustable.