On Nnenna’s Needles #5

Thank you everyone for your supportive comments on my last post!  It was just really frustrating in the moment, but I felt miles better after reading all of your lovely comments and the day after was better as well!  All right, now we have, a day later than normal, another installment of On Nnenna’s Needles!

Brea Bag

When I’m not carrying around all of the books and notebooks I need for class, I like to carry a smaller bag.  I also really like bags with a long strap, so I can sling them across my body and have free hands if necessary.  So when I saw this pattern, I knew it would fit right in with my style.  I chose this color because I love burgundy and also because I thought the detail of the pattern would look really nice in a darker, rich color.


The body of the bag was actually knitted in several pieces, which I then sewed together.  After doing that, I went to Joann’s and chose a complementary fabric to line the bag.  First I attached the lining to the knitting, then I added a zipper as a closure.  Finally, I sewed on the brown braided strap that I also purchased from Joann’s.  I’m rather pleased with the end result and only wish I remembered to use this purse more often!


Also, I was featured yesterday on the lovely blog Kenzie Faith!  Check it out if you want! :D


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  1. Nnenna says

    Thank you Sabine! I'm currently reading through your knitting posts and they are really interesting! =)

  2. Sabine says

    Wonderful! I've only made one little knitted bag yet, but I keep thinking clutches and all kind of other bags…

  3. Shanah says

    Well, this may sound weird, but I was thinking of getting a human heart tattoo on my ribcage next to my left breast, see what I mean? :P

  4. Nnenna says

    Thank you Grysh! You're so right and now I'm thinking I should really do an outfit post with this bag! Thanks for the follow :)

  5. Grysh says

    I love the bag. Crichet bags are so wonderful. Very useful and stylish looking too when paired on the right outfit :)

    Followed you on Google Connect :)

  6. Sophi Newman says

    Wow, that is such a great purse! I'm not usually a fan of knit bags, but yours is really something special. You have some seriously impressive knitting skills.

    I read your post about your day from hell–it sounds just awful! It's the worst when you have these pesky tasks that have to be addressed that make it hard to get on with your already hectic life.