Project Bags Galore

As I was packing for my recent trips to Iceland and Chicago, I pulled out some of my growing project bag collection. Apparently, I’ve collected quite a few, and I know I have a lot that are still hiding!

I must really like the bags from ZigZagStitches because I have three of them. I got the first one with the cute French sheep from Alice’s shop back when I first met her in London. These bags are made with the most durable fabric, feeling thicker than my other bags which is good for keeping metal dpns from poking through. I love the attention to detail, finishing, and earthy feel of the bags. They are the smallest and most portable, so I take these when I am short on space.

I also have an adorable bag from Jessalu. I came across an ad of hers on Ravelry and just HAD to have one of these bags with the super cute sock fabric on the outside. And wait till you see the inside…

Super cute coordinating argyle! Seriously, how cute is that? Jessalu goes above and beyond with ALL of the bag being sewn from fabric, including all the pulls and handles. The dimensions are wider than the ZigZagStitches bags, leaving a little more wiggle room.

I was also gifted a bag from the lovely Anne Hanson. The bag is from Three Bags Full and is the largest of all my bags, making it great for non-sock projects. That’s right, sometimes I knit things that aren’t socks. The inside is lined with a cute coordinating fabric (as with all the bags above), and it has a taller, thinner profile than the Jessalu bag. Because the bag is taller, the zipper is also longer so the opening is wider, making it easier to dig into the depths of the bag for the pesky tapestry needle that’s fallen loose.

And last, but certainly not least, this is a bag I picked up a while ago from A Needle Runs Through It who is local to me. I was intrigued by the tetrahedron shape and of course am a sucker for green fabric. Unfortunately I’ve found that it can be a tight fit for my metal dpns unless I line them up against one of the long sides. This shape would probably be great for someone who uses circular needles. This bag has the plainest zipper pull with no fancy beads, but it’s actually my favorite because it’s so simple.

And that’s a glimpse of my expanding project bag collection.

12 Responses to “Project Bags Galore”

  1. Brandi says:

    Lovely collection. I’ve been on the wall about starting such a collection. I think I’ve been moved to the dark side. lol

  2. Teenuh says:

    I totally have some of that sock fabric that I bought from I don’t think I bought the coordinating plaid, however. Maybe I did. I should look at my fabric stash lol.

  3. JessaLu says:

    Thank you for the shout-out! I’m so happy that you love your wee socks :o)) picking out the lining fabric is my favorite part of designing new bags!

  4. Grace Akhrem says:

    How do you store them all? My collection is getting out of hand and I refuse to add to it until I have a better way to organize them.

  5. LaurenS says:

    I own a few of the JessaLu bags and I love them too. She also makes a “spindle” bag that is longer and narrower than the box bag. I like that one for scarf projects, it will fit a set of straight needles and the scarf in progress. You could use it for a spindle and fiber too 🙂

  6. Catherine says:

    Thanks for sharing my bags! Unfortunately there’s not much to see in my shop right now- I’m taking everything to a show in Toronto. I will be listing new items next week.

  7. Maria says:

    Thanks for the mention Cookie!!
    I’m actually making a larger size on this bag now. glad is one of your favorites!

  8. Thanks so much for the shout-out, Cookie! I’m so excited that one of my bags went to Iceland! What a fantastic trip – love all the great photos!