I have knit very little this past week. I made Hobbit a finger less mitt to go with one I had made back around Easter. She now has a complete set. While I've not been knitting, I have been getting geared up to get to know my sewing machine better! I bought a ton of fat quarters, interfacing, and notions to make project bags.
|They are super cute, aren't they!|
The first type I wanted to try was the Japanese Knot Bag. I tried two tutorials - Stacy Sews and Schools' DIY Japanese Knot Bag which has an envelop bottom and Helen Heaths' Japanese Knot Bag Tutorial which has a circular bottom.
I learned a lot with both of them and the main thing that I'm taking away is that I am not a Japanese Knot Bag kind of girl. I like box bags or totes. I thought these would be cute for little odds and ends projects but honestly, I don't do odds and ends projects. Most of what I knit or crochet is big and it needs a bigger bag. While I highly recommend both - as they are very nice - I think my next adventure in sewing will be towards a tote bag and then a box bag.
|I like them both but if I could take the handles from the envelop and put them on the other bag, it would be perfect.|