Sunday, 27 November 2011

Hip and handmade carpet bag!

This carpet bag was made from a piece of carpet mat, lined and trimmed. Edging was knitted by casting on 6 stitches and knitting a lengthy piece using double knitting and size 6 needles. The strip was folded over and attaching to the edge like bias binding. Handles were made from covering sturdy plastic twine with knitted strips in a similar fashion. Overall the bag took about five hours to make. Magnetic fastenings were attached to secure the bag at the top. In all it cost about £6 to make but looks a million dollars! Why not give it a go? 

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