Anyone who knows me knows that I always have tons of projects on the go. I never go anywhere without at least one knitting/sewing project. Along with my projects I always have my trusty journals to write and sketch more ideas in. I even keep a journal beside the bed for ideas like the INDIE Bag when they pop into my head in the middle of the night.
The INDIE Project Bag came to me late one night when I was laying in bed having trouble sleeping. Sometimes when I can't sleep I think about sewing or knitting and the methodology soothes me. I was thinking of all the projects I have on the go and trying to schedule in my mind when I was going to get them all done. I realized that in order to make it easier for me to transport a lot of my projects at one time to my weekly knit nights or meetings for upcoming projects I would need a bigger project bag. Not just any project bag though. A simple tote just wasn't cutting it for me anymore. I wanted one with some attitude. A bit of modern, a hint of retro and of course, some quilting goodness.
It's fun to make, a great project to practice your quilting/topstitching skills and just think of all the fabric and color combos you could use!!
The INDIE Project Bag is composed of pattern pieces that are pieced together and quilted subtly. It's all in the little details in this bag. The angular strips add a fun pop of solids while nestling nicely with the triangular quilted pieces each accentuating the light/dark tones in the prints.
Love it. For this bag the topstitching centers and weights the strips adding a nice finish.
I love when something that starts as a dreamy sketch in the wee hours in the night turns into my favorite, go to-bring anywhere bag. Would you like to make one too?
Simply download the PDF of the INDIE Project Bag Pattern here: Download Indie Project Bag Pattern
- PE-428 Nocturnal Pure Elements *
- PE-426 Apricot Crepe Pure Elements *
- IN-5102 Afro Fusion Dusk *
- 1/2 yard IN-5209 Tapestry Salmon (for outer bag and straps)
- 1/2 yard IN-5207 Royal Nature Nectar (for lining & pocket)
- Co-ordinating thread
- (2) pieces 16 1/2“ x 16 1/2“ of batting for bag
- (2) pieces 6“ x 26“ of batting for strap
- (1) 14mm Magnetic Snap
- (2) 2” x 2” pieces of batting for snap Quilting Pins if desired.
- Fabric Marker Seam Ripper Scissors and/or rotary cutter & mat
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