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Plastic handled bag

RJR_38

Plastic handled bag
« on: July 13, 2019, 18:21:22 PM »
So I was given a set of plastic handles and floral fabric and asked if I could make a small bag. I’ve only really made totes before but this is what I came up with. I made my own pattern and it is the first time I have made a zipped pocket. I used a thin wipeable ‘suedette’ I acquired for the lining. I’m quite pleased with it but will never use these handles again!

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Lachica

Re: Plastic handled bag
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 20:40:13 PM »
Looks good. Is it a knitting bag?
Mary
2019 stash used so far: about 10m stash added:5m

FloBear

Re: Plastic handled bag
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 09:10:03 AM »
Lovely job @RJR_38 . What was the problem with the handles that led to your firm declaration of 'never again'!
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Helen M

Re: Plastic handled bag
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 09:58:32 AM »
I remember making a bag like that at school. I've since made several for family members who knit with nice remnants of cotton curtain fabric and curtain lining for the insides.
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Nevis5

Re: Plastic handled bag
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 10:39:41 AM »
Looks great!  Yes, is it a knitting bag?  :wool:  it looks like the one Mum used to use.  I have no need for such a thing as knitting is a mystery to me (along with quilting  :devil: ) xx

RJR_38

Re: Plastic handled bag
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 21:01:32 PM »
I have no idea if it is a knitting bag - I made the pattern myself and it won’t be used for knitting!

Flobear - it was the fiddly nature of trying to sew even gathers closely to the handle with fabric I had used stabiliser on to give the bag its shape.