One of my most popular knitted items are these bags/purses I make using two strands of yarn–the colors come out in random patterns that look pretty cool, I think. I use a small needle so that the stitching is really tight and the fabric ends up being very thick and sturdy. I use a woven cotton fabric in a coordinating color to line the bags. Each bag has a small pocket for keys or phone.
I made my own bag (the black and red one below) in 2009 and it’s still in great shape! I use acrylic yarn, as it will seemingly last forever and hold up well to wear and heavy use.
These bags take a while to make, so I have a limited supply on hand. Most of what you see below are ones I’ve made in the past, just so you can see examples, but I’ve got a few for sale! If you see a color combo you like, you can contact me to request a bag or suggest another color combo you’d like as a bag.
PINK & YELLOW:
RED & BLACK:
BLUE & BROWN:
PURPLE & PINK VARIEGATED BAG:
LIME GREEN & YELLOW: $30
SAGE GREEN & GRAPE:
BRIGHT GREEN & BLUE QUILTED — 12″ tall, 10 3/4″ wide, 2 straps 33 1/2″ each: $60
BRIGHT GREEN & BLUE — 11 3/4″ tall, 11″ wide, 2 straps 33 1/2″ each: $60
ORANGE-MAROON CELL PHONE BAG — 4.5″ wide, 7″ tall, 53.5″ long strap. Perfect for holding your cell phone and a house key!
KINDLE BAG — Perfect for a Kindle Fire! 8 3/4″ wide, 5″ tall, one 12″ strap, zippered liner