Nani Iro Canvas Stowe Bag

Monday, August 15, 2016

Nani Iro Canvas Stowe Bag | InColorOrder.com
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.

Nani Iro Canvas Stowe Bag | InColorOrder.com
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).

Nani Iro Canvas Stowe Bag | InColorOrder.com
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.

Nani Iro Canvas Stowe Bag | InColorOrder.com
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.

Nani Iro Canvas Stowe Bag | InColorOrder.com
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.

Nani Iro Canvas Stowe Bag | InColorOrder.com
Happy Sewing!

10 comments :

  1. I think we can all relate to the imperfections bothering us, but I think it's gorgeous. Love that canvas and I actually LOVE the binding choice. I think it's a perfect complement to your bag fabric.

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  2. It looks pretty good to me. I like the binding, too. Nice contrast...and one of my favourite colours.

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    1. Thank you, I've been hanging on to that binding fabric for a long time, waiting for the right project!

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  3. I love it! I wrote a little tut for doing a lined and reversible version without the binding if you want to check it out! I've made 2 this way and I love how they turned out :) https://knotandstitch.squarespace.com/blog/2016/4/17/tutorial-reversible-lined-stowe-bag

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    1. That's awesome, thanks for sharing! I need to try that out!

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  4. It's great! After a washing or two, I'm sure the binding will relax and will not bother you at all.

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    1. I didn't think about washing it, that's a good idea! Thanks!

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  5. I love this bag!
    I want to make one! er, maybe two, a tiny one for my grand baby. She loves bags lol
    Thank you for sharing Jeni. I always love reading about what you are up to

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  6. Cute bag! I like the handle placement and the outer fabric is just pure fun!

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