Yesterday I made these two project bags to hide the Christmas presents that I'll be knitting this year. I have a list of about 8 projects for the next two months; including a cardigan for my dad! Wish me luck finishing all Christmas gifts in time this year... and maaaybe even squeeze in another warm winter sweater for myself :)
Anyways, my mom and I both got the red sock monkey fabric in the summer at a bargain price. When we bought it we decided to make cute project bags to hide our wip Christmas presents. Yesterday we finally found the time and energy to make these and I love them!
The small green bag is perfect for hats, small shawls, mittens, etc. It has many interior pockets because
I used a linen fabric for the bottom and a heavy interfacing to get a sturdy bag. My mom kindly offered to quilt some straight lines in between the sock monkeys because I would've been too lazy to do it. She's the best, I know!
The red bag is slightly bigger - perfect for scarfs, shawls, etc.
I only added three interior pockets because that was all that was left from the fabric. I'm really glad I added a light fabric to the inside otherwise it would be too red for my taste ;)
These project bags will make it even more fun to knit Christmas presents this year - I can't wait to get started!
Where do you hide Christmas presents that are in the making?
sock monkey fabric: Erin Michael's 'Santa's Little Helpfers' collection // Volksafaden, Berlin
green stripes fabric: Westfalenstoffe 'Junge Linie' collection // available here
red lining: ikea 'ditte'
all other fabrics: from my mom's stash :)
FD labels: namensbaender
This is project #26 of 52 craft projects I'm attempting to complete in 2013.
You can see all the other projects I've complete so far here.