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Feb 17, 2014

I have more handbags, totes, and knitting bags that I'll ever use. (It's embarrassing when your storage totes create a storage problem in your house.) I'm looking at a very large pile of bags on the floor in the corner of my office. I should put them all in one of the larger bags; but I'd still have nowhere to put them all. I need a huge storage bin to keep them dry so I can put them on a shelf in the garage.

Donating some of them is also an activity I'm gearing up for. I have a knitting retreat coming up, and I know I can pass on lots of bags there!

I do use many, if not most, of my bags. There are grocery sacks, knitting bags, gym duffles, paper crafting totes, pet supply bags, and so on. Not to mention the handbags for each season! And having a lot of totes doesn't stop me from adding knitted bags to my queue, either!

What I don't have is a good evening bag. I don't have a ton of fancy events to attend, but when I do, I end up without the perfect accessory. No! Not that!

So, knitter's got to knit.

I love Hana Jason's Little Pleated Clutch in the new eBook, Six Quick Bags to Knit. If you love knitting purse patterns, you'll enjoy this little beauty, for sure!

A perfect evening bag: The Little Pleated Clutch

This clutch is knit in the round in the half linen stitch, which is a dense, attractive stitch pattern. It's got texture, but no holes form that could let little goodies fall out of the bag.

The closure is what I really love about this particular clutch. Designer Hana Jason engineered the top of the clutch to hold strips of interfacing or buckram (a stiff support fabric.). After the stiffener is enclosed in the top of the clutch, a snap is sewn in to close the bag. Since the top is rigid, only one snap is needed to hold the bag securely closed. Very clever.

And the pleats? Super cute!

Get the Little Pleated Clutch, along with five other fab knitted bag patterns, in our eBook, Six Quick Bags to Knit! You'll never be without the perfect bag again.


P.S. How do you store all of your bags, totes, purses, etc.? Leave a comment and let us know!

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on Feb 22, 2014 10:18 AM

Each   year at  december i gime.  All the baga to my familia, they love that.

giftanne wrote
on Feb 18, 2014 4:50 PM

I'd like to know about tote and handbag storage, too!

labfish wrote
on Feb 18, 2014 1:12 PM

I hang all my various tote on a hanger in my craft closet.

Ira joseph wrote
on Feb 18, 2014 4:31 AM

I don't knit a lot of bags and as I'm a quilt shop owner , in sunny Singapore.... I make more quilted stuff. For the half dozen knitted bags I do have, I have managed to keep them in shape by putting small pillows into them. All the little  pillows  for insert are made from scrap fabrics and leftover stuffing and batting. All green, my halo shines and the pillows double for use when the grandson visits:)

Merry@5 wrote
on Feb 17, 2014 1:46 PM

I also have so many bags I can't keep them all neat and tidy.  The whole back/trunk of my car has grocery and shopping bags, but they seem to migrate to the front.  I have tons of knitting project bags and yet they call to me to buy more.  I have my eye on a beautiful Namaste bag, and a DellaQ bag, and a Green Mountain bag.  Crazy, but true!    

ddipsy wrote
on Feb 17, 2014 1:03 PM

There is a folding door in a corner of my kitchen.  It is where I keep all of my bakeware.  A local fabric & yarn store (if you ask) has sturdy plastic bags with both a seal and a handle.  I walk to and fro, so these bags provide protection while walking home in rain or snow.  I put my grocery, or what I call "quick go" bags, inside one of the store bags.  I occasionally give away "quick go" bags when someone has stopped by and is taking something home with them.  It's a good way to thin-out my stash.  The store bag hangs on the handle mentioned above.      As for very large bags, I have them in a clamp protected seal tight clear plastic bin, and this is in the basement.  {HINT:  Put a few pieces of charcoal in a muslin bag, and then inside any container or closet.  The charcoal will absorbe any dampness or odors.}  I rarely need to use super l,arge bags.      My very nice knitted purses are each wrapped in acid free paper.  I reserve one dresser drawer to keep them in.      I show off  my knit-all project bag by keeping it near the couch, plus a similar bag, which has the remaining balls of yarn.

on Feb 17, 2014 11:55 AM

You've been snooping at my house.

llcounterman wrote
on Feb 17, 2014 9:12 AM

I like to see my tote collection so I decided to hang them with command hooks. Since hanging them I find myself switching to proper sizes in a moment because they're all displayed. I have put yarn and patterns in some for a ready to start project.

Kathy Carman wrote
on Feb 17, 2014 7:32 AM

I fold them all as small as possible, then store them inside another tote. The live on to of my fabric storage bookcases...