Tuesday, March 10, 2009

sewing drawstring pouches

I love the Japanese crafts that combine handknitting with fabric and have always wanted to try it. Before the holidays, I set out to make some drawstring bags with my favorite elements ~ linen, cotton yarn, twill tape, and some embroidery. This is the bag I made for Claire for Christmas...

The other bags were set aside, but after I got back from Florida I dug them out and just got the last one finished. I used some of the alphabet twill tape for the drawstring on the 'yarn kitty' bag...

These have to be one of my favorite projects--the possible combinations seem endless, they are a lot of fun to make, and they're useful :)

{bags can be found here}
Edited::The drawstring pouches have sold out ~ many thanks to those who purchased one and to all who stop by and offer kindness and support ~ Deb


29 comments:

  1. Very, very sweet!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!
    :o) Mary Ann

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  2. Really nice bags. Look real handy!

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  3. Very cute! My knitting is very slow in the beginning learning stages... Someday..

    Erika

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  4. So very cute! You have such wonderful ideas.

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  5. Deb, they are gorgeous. Well done.

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  6. I love the bags!! Love the kitty one best, but they are fantastic. Perfect knitting bags I think :)

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  7. I adore them!

    :)Smiles,
    Teresa

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  8. I do love the colour combo and the look of these.
    Must try!

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  9. Wow Deb, I love my bag and it's in constant use for my sock knitting, but I didn't realise it was the first. Love the rest too, they are beautiful.

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  10. Very cute! I love the combo of fabric and knitting. Have a great day!

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  11. I love these. The Japanese aesthetic of combining elements of texture is just so right.

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  12. Oh my goodness! I love them!!! They are fantastic!!!!

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  13. YOu are sooo stinkin talented...I love them all. Did the bird one sell?? cherry

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  14. Deb I love your bags.
    Is there a pattern for the bags?
    I would love to make some.
    Love your blog.

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  15. Love the gifts - what a simple, but sharp project!

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  16. Deb, love the bags and different textures!

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  17. So cute!! Love them. :)

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  18. The hand embroidery add that special touch, I'm so jealous of your creativity!

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  19. Oh I love them. What a beautiful job you've done. Is there a pattern?

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  20. These are great!! Such a different twist on the drawstring bag!

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  21. Ohhhh, Deb. Those bags are gorgeous. What a beautiful job you did of them.

    God bless.

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  22. Your drawstring bags are wonderful...love all the different prints.

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  23. Oh I love them! They are great.

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  24. Oh Boy am I glad I got mine on order just in time!

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  25. Those bags are so cute!

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  26. Deb, These bags are precious...makes me want to try and make one. You are so inspirational! I did try making the potholders with the knitted back. They came out pretty sweet! Thanks for the tutorial. You are a woman of many talents! ~Nancy

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  27. Your things are so cute! I don't know where in NY you live, but my friend is opening a knitting shop in Millerton, called Twisted, and I thought I'd let you know.

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  28. Oh how I LOVE these! Could you share the pattern with me Deb? I would be so grateful as I would love to make them for Christmas gifts this year..though mine could NEVER be as beautiful as yours...you are so talented Deb, I really admire all that you do.

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Thank you for taking time to leave a comment--I love reading each and every one! I will try to answer any questions you have in the comment section. Due to the amount of spam, I am sadly no longer able to accept Anonymous comments....Kindly, Deb

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