How To Sew Knitting Project Bags The Easy Way

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It’s that time of year again when I break out my knitting to make some gifts. In an effort to stay more organized, I’m going to show you How To Sew Knitting Project Bags The Easy Way! This sewing project is good for advanced beginners, as there are many steps to this project. You will be making all the pieces for the project individually and then putting them together at the end. Knitting is how I got started in all of this and as you know it led to sewing becoming a big part of my life. I wanted to make my knitting projects so a little smoother so I can have my yarn beside me while I knit but without it going everywhere. This bag can be made in about 45 minutes depending on your skill level. I really enjoyed making this little bag and will be sewing a few extras for my other friends that love to knit. Pick out some fabric that you love and sew your own to keep your crafting more organized. I made my bag with some fun print fabrics for the outer fabric and the liner and it turned out so cute. 

Gather up your supplies from the list below and let’s get started!

How To Sew Knitting Project Bags The Easy Way

What You’ll Need:

How To Sew Knitting Project Bags The Easy Way

The first step in this how to sew knitting project bags the easy way is to cut out your fabric piece. There are several for this project, so just follow the cut list below: Cut the fabric as follows:

Outer Bag – (1) piece 30”x12”, Strap – (1) piece 16”x6”, Bottom – (1) 10” Circle

Lining – (1) piece 30”x12”, Bottom – (1) 10” Circle

White Fabric – (1) piece 30”x12”, Bottom – (1) 10” Circle

Batting – (1) piece 30”x12”, (1) Circle

Interfacing – (1) piece 16”x6”

Instructions for Quilting and Sewing the Body Together:

Once you have everything cut, layer the 30”x12” pieces as follows: white piece, batting, outer bag and pin or clip together on the short sides.

Using a ruler and fabric marker, make horizontal lines on the white fabric side, 1.5” apart, across the length of the fabrics. This will give us our marks to quilt the fabric in the next step.

Using a straight stitch, stitch along each of the lines you made.

Now on this knitting projects bag tutorial, fold your fabrics so the raw edges of the short (width) sides are lined up with the right sides facing of the outer fabric.

Using a ½” seam allowance and a straight stitch, stitch along the raw edge side, making a tube.

Instructions for Making and Quilting the Circles (Bottom):

Layer your remaining scrap fabrics in the following order:   Outer fabric (Please note I am showing the lining in the in-process photo) right side facing down, batting and white fabric and (1) circle from the lining fabric. Place your plate on top of the fabric and using your fabric marker, trace around the plate and cut.

Follow the same instructions as before and quilt the circle.

Instructions for Making the Lining:

Fold the lining so the raw edges of the short (width) sides are lined up with the right sides facing of the outer fabric. Using a ½” seam allowance and a straight stitch, stich along the raw edge side, making a tube.

Instructions for Attaching the Bottoms:

Make sure your body “tube” is turned wrong side out. Place the quilted circle, right side up, in the end of one open side of the tube. With raw edges touching, pin or clip into place.

Using a 5/8” seam allowance, attach the bottom to the body.

Clip around the bag, making sure not to cut into the stitching.

Repeat for the lining, making sure to leave a 3”-4” gap for turning.

Instructions for Attaching the Body and Lining Together:

Make sure your lining is turned right side out. Place inside the body, so the right sides are touching. Line up your seams and pin or clip in place around the top perimeter of the bag.

Using a 5/8” seam allowance straight stitch around the perimeter.

Pull out the lining from the body and pull the body through the turning gap. 

Using a ¼” seam allowance, close the gap.

Put lining pack in outer fabric. Using a warm iron, press around the perimeter of the bag. Using a ¼ seam allowance a topstitch closed.

Instructions for Making and Attaching the Strap:

Using a warm iron, adhere the interfacing to the wrong side of the strap piece of fabric. Fold each short end (width) over ½” lengthwise and press with a warm iron.

Fold the strap in half lengthwise, with wrong sides together and press with a warm iron.

Open the strap and fold each long side toward the crease you just made.

Using a ¼” seam allowance, use a straight stitch, top stich around the perimeter of the strap, so all sides are sewn closed. 

Using your fabric marker, make a mark about 1 ¼” down on the seam side. Place the finished end of the strap on the mark and attach the strap to the bag. Repeat on the other side.

Attach a button to the middle of each side where the strap is sewn.

And that’s it! Now you know how to sew knitting project bags the easy way! We hope you enjoyed this sewing project! I can’t wait to organize my knitting supplies. I have been wanting to make this for a while and I am glad I finally got to it!

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How To Sew Knitting Project Bags The Easy Way

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Sew your own handy bag for all your knitting projects. Simple and fun, I love having a dedicated bag for all my knitting bits.

Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Moderate

Instructions

  1. Cut the fabric as follows:, Outer Bag – (1) piece 30”x12”, Strap – (1) piece 16”x6”, Bottom – (1) 10” Circle, Lining – (1) piece 30”x12”, Bottom – (1) 10” Circle, White Fabric - (1) piece 30”x12”, Bottom – (1) 10” Circle, Batting – (1) piece 30”x12”, (1) Circle, Interfacing – (1) piece 16”x6”
  2. To quilt and sew the body of the bag together, layer the 30”x12” pieces as follows: white piece, batting, outer bag and pin or clip together on the short sides.
  3. Using a ruler and fabric marker, make horizontal lines on the white fabric side, 1.5” apart, across the length of the fabrics. Using a straight stitch, stitch along each of the lines you made.
  4. Fold your fabrics so the raw edges of the short (width) sides are lined up with the right sides facing of the outer fabric.
  5.  Using a ½” seam allowance and a straight stitch, stitch along the raw edge side, making a tube.
  6. To make and quilt your circles for the bottom, layer your remaining scrap fabrics in the following order:   Outer fabric (Please note I am showing the lining in the in-process photo) right side facing down, batting and white fabric and (1) circle from the lining fabric. Place your plate on top of the fabric and using your fabric marker, trace around the plate and cut.
  7. Follow the same steps you did for the other quilted piece and quilt the circle.
  8. To make the lining, fold and sew your lining, following the instructions in Step 5.
  9. To attach the bottom, make sure your body “tube” is turned wrong side out. Place the quilted circle, right side up, in the end of one open side of the tube. With raw edges touching, pin or clip into place. Using a 5/8” seam allowance, attach the bottom to the body. Clip around the bag, making sure not to cut into the stitching.
  10. Repeat for the lining, making sure to leave a 3”-4” gap for turning.
  11. To sew the body and the lining together,  make sure your lining is turned right side out. Place inside the body, so the right sides are touching. Line up your seams and pin or clip in place around the top perimeter of the bag. 
  12. Using a 5/8” seam allowance straight stitch around the perimeter. Pull out the lining from the body and pull the body through the turning gap. 
  13. Using a ¼” seam allowance, close the gap. Using a warm iron, press around the perimeter of the bag. Using a ¼ seam allowance a topstitch closed.
  14. To sew the strap, adhere the interfacing to the wrong side of the strap piece of fabric with a warm iron. Fold each short end (width) over ½” lengthwise and press with a warm iron. 
  15. Fold the strap in half lengthwise, with wrong sides together and press with a warm iron. Open the strap and fold each long side toward the crease you just made. Fold in half again and press with a warm iron.
  16. Using a ¼” seam allowance, use a straight stitch, top stich around the perimeter of the strap, so all sides are sewn closed. 
  17. Using your fabric marker, make a mark about 1 ¼” down on the seam side. 
  18. Place the finished end of the strap on the mark and attach the strap to the bag. Repeat on the other side. Attach a button to the middle of each side where the strap is sewn. 
  19. Enjoy!

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