Knitted round loop is going to be a bag

Posted on 10. Februar 2014

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Hello, after some time without blogging it is time for a new tutorial…

German version?? Klick hier .

1) knitting

Some left over yarn very simply knitted with a round needle into a loop.

The loop and the knit sample below. First I thought I make a small patched pocket from the sample piece… but I did not like it.
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A piece of fabric and lining, and off we go..

2) measure

Measure the loop slightly stretched ( nohoooo not stretched to limits… slightly! ).

Not forget; the loop is round, so take your mms x2!

At the top of the loop count around 4 to 5cm as fold to turn inside later.2E

3) bottom

Bottom will be fabric, I also make a small ring around the bottom in order to prefent the knitted part from wearing to much during use.

Take the loop mms (remember… 2x) and cut a nice evenly rounded/square bottom, do not forget to ad the seam allowance!
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I quitled some extra hard interlining to the bottom.
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4) band for bottom

The band is loop size (38cm+38cm+1cm seam+1cm seam in my case) with seam allowance. Hight as you wish.

Take care, the band is folded to get propper edge.

5) lining

Cut lining same size as bag !pattern E

6) schoulderstrap and D-ring strap

Strap width depends on the size of ring you  bought! Do not choose rings too small, as later the strap is small and will not very comfy to wear for long times…

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The length for you shoulder strap you can easily check on one of your old bags.

The D-ring straps need same width as D-ring and should be as long as your fold on the top of the bag (4 to 5cm).

7) zip-panel

Get a zip that is long enough (count + 10cm!) this enabels you later to have a big enough opening to get into your bag easliy.

Cut Panels (here a sketch for info) Panels have same size as your bottom, you cut them 2times!
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Fold panels, sew sides shut and turn. Now stitch to zip. You have two open edges along the long side.
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8) bottom cardboard

Cardboard size is tiny bit smaller than the original bottom (due to sewing bottom will be slightly smaller) around 3 mm will be ok.

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9) sew lining

Sew your lining, ad pen holder, cell holder, zip bag….

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Top edge you either fold and seam or (as in my case; I took two layers of lining) fold.

10) sewing fabric to knit

♦ Sew bottom and band together. Cut the roundings a bit to ensure good shape.
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♦ divide band into 4 equal parts, mark with needle or thread

♦ divide knit into 4 equal parts, mark with needle or thread

♦ put knit under the band match markers
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♦ fix temporarily
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♦ sew

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11) cardboard

insert cardboard ( as you see mine needed some extra strength…)
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12) lining into bag

Now place the lining in your bag, you might want to fix the lining and knit/bottom part with a hand stitch together..

Now fold the top of the knit (4 to 5 cm) inside and secure with big stitches, take care that you also get the lining fixed!
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13) Zip Panel

Insert the panel under the fold (around 1 cm deep) and stitch or fix with needles.
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14) last things

Now also place D-ring holders, make sure they are evenly placed!

Then stitch trough the top (3,5 or 4,5cm from fold) make sure you get the panel, lining and D-ring holders!
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You also might want to stitch again at 1 cm from fold, up to you.

Now make your shoulder strap, you might want to put some interling inside, depends on how thick your fabric is.

Then ad decoration as you please.

Voila!

ready bag