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Ms. Poppins Bag

Jun 18, 2007
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Designer: Sandi Wiseheart
Published: June 18, 2007
Technique:
Skill Level: Beginner

Because the yarn I chose reminded me of a carpet bag, I decided to design a boxy tote like the magical one Mary Poppins carried. To keep things simple, I made a rectangle, folded it, and sewed up the sides. I then sewed pleats into the opening edges to make the bag into a trapezoid gathered at the top. I lined the bag with a store-bought linen napkin and added store-bought handles. I did a little beadwork to add decorative dangles.

Finished Size: 17" wide at base, 10" wide at top, and 9" high, not including handles.

Yarn: Elle Monet (53% acrylic, 47% polyamide; 95 yd [87 m]/100 g): #273 Gaugin (blue/brown /cream), 2 balls.

Needles: Size 10 ½ (6.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; about ½ yd fabric for lining; 1 skein DMC six-strand embroidery floss in matching color for seaming and attaching lining; one set wooden purse handles; 4 wooden flower beads; mixed wooden beads and leaves; several small glass beads; 1¾” lobster clasp; beading thread and beading needle; craft glue or clear nail polish; eight ¼" jump rings; magnetic clasp (optional).

Gauge: 10 sts and 16 rows = 4" in St st.

Skill level: Beginner.

 


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Paige@11 wrote
on Sep 19, 2009 5:02 AM

Hi, thanks for adding this Free pattern, I love Bags! Can never have enough and this is a good beginner pattern for me.

Paige in VA

 

Paige@11 wrote
on Sep 19, 2009 5:02 AM

Hi, thanks for adding this Free pattern, I love Bags! Can never have enough and this is a good beginner pattern for me.

Paige in VA

 

Linderz1618 wrote
on Sep 12, 2009 9:43 AM

This was such a quick knit, and a easy to put together. I haven't gotten so many compliments from a purse. I added some beads that matched my yarn color to the front as a simple embellishment.

Stacy wrote
on Mar 16, 2009 10:40 AM
This looks so cool! I'm a new knitter and it's difficult to find something easier and interesting. I'm looking forward to trying this. I'm also needing a bag to keep all of my new knitting stash in, so this might just be my ticket!
Chesswidow wrote
on Sep 21, 2008 7:13 PM

This is so cute! I've only recently picked up knitting needles again and I'm tired of making dishcloths. LOL This seems like the perfect thing to make for myself so I can have more confidence to go on to something bigger.

on Aug 14, 2008 9:24 PM

I will be knitting this bag for my granddaughters for Christmas.

Really cute!  c naven