Nani Iro Canvas Stowe Bag
Monday, August 15, 2016
Happy Monday! Today I want to share a recent non-quilt finish. I normally keep my projects pretty varied, but lately I seem to mostly be working on quilts. I did squeeze in a bit of bag sewing earlier this month.
My latest bag make is a new knitting bag using the Stowe Bag Pattern by Grainline Studio. I've had this Nani Iro Pierre Pocho canvas in my stash for a while and it seemed like the perfect project to showcase it. The lining is a quilting cotton from Volume II by Sweetwater. For the binding I pulled a Rowan Shot Cotton (in Spruce).
I didn't completely follow the instructions for my bag. I used the main pattern piece to cut both an exterior and a lining. I gave the bag a boxed bottom by using the same technique that I use in the lined drawstring bag tutorial. I did all of this because I wanted a lined bag. I also chose to leave off the pockets. I rarely use the pockets on knitting bags that have them, so I decided to skip them.
I struggled a bit with the binding, it didn't turn out super neat. The curves are pretty steep, and I ended up with a bit of wrinkling as I attached it on the outside. I'm trying not to let it bother me too much. The shot cotton probably wasn't my best choice for the binding, but live and learn! I would definitely use quilting cotton for the binding if I make another bag.
The bag is pretty darn cute. It's a great shape and will be perfect for holding small/medium sized projects. I made the small size bag.