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Project Tote and Roll- Up Knitting Needle Case

Posted Sep 14 2009 9:50am
Last week I ran out of yarn and sewing projects- I felt so strange without something to work on. Last summer I bought some fabric to make a few sundresses. Well, that never happened and I'm not making any sundresses for now, not with this large belly to cover anyway. For sure there wouldn't be enough fabric to cover it all. Just kidding, lol!

Anyway... I had a pattern for a roll up knitting needle case and a project tote. I already have a knitting bag I'm completely satisfied with, but I had all this fabric, a pattern, and a lot of time so I thought "Why not?" I'm very pleased with the end result and am very happy I was able to get a bit more sewing practice in before I start attempting ring slings and mei tais.

I used Butterick pattern #B5006. In case anyone is interested the Butterick patterns are on sale for 99 cents at Hancock Fabrics for their Labor Day sale. I don't mean to sound like a commercial, but I thought it was a good deal that was worth mentioning. The Butterick patterns are quite a bit harder than some of the others you can buy but I think they're worth it. The end result is higher quality and I always learn a lot from them.

Here's a few pics of my end result. Normally I wouldn't have made it with these colors, but they're what I had on hand and I still think they look nice. Also the tote is quite large and I'm a minimalist so I don't know how often I will be using it. I do think it will be nice for larger knitting or crochet projects like shawls or afghans. I LOVE the roll up needle case. I've seen several other patterns to make something similar, but never anything I wanted to do. What I love best about this case is it holds both my knitting and crochet supplies together. It's so functional! Also it makes me feel a bit like an artist (you know, like the roll up brush cases).

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