On Nnenna’s Needles #13

Intarsia Bag

Looking back through my projects, I found this tote that I made a few years ago.  Just a simple knitted tote to hold my projects, with a little pocket I sewed on the inside for my smaller things.  Thinking about it, I realize I have a lot of fabric left over from my knitting projects…What do you think I should make with it?

  • Nnenna

    Fun! Did you give them out or keep them for yourself?

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Sabine! Hmm, well the lining certainly gives it more stability- so perhaps using a stiffer fabric might help a bit? Also, I've seen patterns for flat-bottomed bags where they insert cardboard on the bottom to keep the shape…Hope that helps a bit! Also, that blanket sounds lovely- I would love to see a picture! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you so much Monique! Ooo, I love the thought of little scented pouches- I'm going to look up a tutorial- thanks for the idea! :D

  • Aquí

    Love these lil guys! So cute!

  • Melaniedillard101

    very cute!

  • Ashley

    This is so cool, as always. Amazing. I have no idea what you could make with your leftover fabric…but something tells me you'll come up with something swell!

  • Nydontleaveme

    Hi There! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm quite impressed with your knitting! Am following now! xo


  • Raindrops On Rosy

    I honestly couldn’t say, since I can knit at all. Or sew, or paint, or draw, or do anything crafty for that matter :) you seem like a creative gal though! I love the tote I think its adorable!

  • zarna

    i love that cute pocket! i'll say it once and say it again – you're SO talented!

  • Laura

    ohhh, my! i love the front of that tote. i'm stumped, though, as for what to do with that extra fabric /:

  • Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.com

    A really really long scarf? hahah just kidding I dont know a patch purse?

    Write it in Lipstick

  • Styleshewrote

    Amazing! Love it! xo style, she wrote

  • Giselle

    Since chunky knits are all the rage it would be cool to use the fabric you have left to make one, would look great with a maxi skirt. ;)

  • Krystal/Village

    very cool! You should make…a random patchwork scarf :)

  • Cat {brideblu}

    Oh, I am so envious, I just have no skills when it comes to knitting (I am all thumbs…people have tried to teach me countless times but to no avail :) ). Love your bag…the best part is, when you make it yourself, you can add any extra feature (ie…an inside pocket) that your sweet little heart desires!

  • Trophyboutique

    Cool! You have some talent there, lady! I have no idea what I would make, probably a crooked scarf since that seems to be my forte. If I could I would make a sweater vest, though!

  • Artfully Awear

    This is so cute! I love the colors you used. I don't know how much fabric you have–but I'm really into patchwork anything right now!

  • Gertrude

    The bag is so cute! And I agree with the patchwork quilt comment :)

  • Megan

    make it into a full sweater!!!!



  • NoodlesandWaffles

    Charity patchwork quilt?

  • Nekiah

    These bags are super cute. I wish I had a talent (tear). lol Kiah

  • Courtney Thomas

    Back when I was knitting I used to take scraps and knit wacky mish-mash scarves with them!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  • taking pictures over heels

    I love your projects! You are such a good artist and designer :)
    kisses, takingpicturesoverheels

  • Sabine

    That's a really cute tote. I'm still wondering how to give knitted bags a bit more stability… any thoughts on that? Many years ago my sister made a lovely blanket from all my old knitting samples. We still love it dearly.

  • Casee Marie

    How cute! I've always wanted to learn to knit, but I don't have a very good track record with crafts. I used to crochet, but I never seemed to finish anything I started! Same goes for latch hooking and cross-stitching. Ha!

  • Monique

    You are so crafty. i love it! maybe you can make scented schets to put in your sock/underwear drawer? My friend made little tiny scented pillows and filled them with lavendar theyre sweet.

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Ashley! It seemed the winner of my poll was 'something patchwork' and I also love Monique's idea of making little scented sachets, so hopefully I can do both of those projects! =)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you! :)

  • Nnenna

    You are too sweet, thank you Zarna! :D

  • Nnenna

    haha, maybe both! :D

  • Nnenna

    Thank you so much! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thanks Krystal! It seems that patchwork something is winning the poll right now! =)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you so much Ariel! I have quite a bit actually, so a patchwork something could be really interesting! :)

  • Nnenna

    Thank you Gertrude! :)