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?

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  1. Nnenna wrote:

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

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  2. Nnenna wrote:

    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! :)

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  3. Nnenna wrote:

    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

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  4. Aquí wrote:

    Love these lil guys! So cute!

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  5. Melaniedillard101 wrote:

    very cute!

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  6. Ashley wrote:

    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!

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  7. Nydontleaveme wrote:

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


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  8. Raindrops On Rosy wrote:

    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!

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  9. zarna wrote:

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

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  10. Laura wrote:

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

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  11. Writeitinlipstick.blogspot.com wrote:

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

    Write it in Lipstick

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  12. Styleshewrote wrote:

    Amazing! Love it! xo style, she wrote

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  13. Giselle wrote:

    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. ;)

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  14. Krystal/Village wrote:

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

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  15. Cat {brideblu} wrote:

    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!

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  16. Trophyboutique wrote:

    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!

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  17. Artfully Awear wrote:

    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!

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  18. Gertrude wrote:

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

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  19. Megan wrote:

    make it into a full sweater!!!!



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  20. NoodlesandWaffles wrote:

    Charity patchwork quilt?

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  21. Nekiah wrote:

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

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  22. Courtney Thomas wrote:

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

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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  23. taking pictures over heels wrote:

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

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  24. Sabine wrote:

    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.

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  25. Casee Marie wrote:

    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!

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  26. Monique wrote:

    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.

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  27. Nnenna wrote:

    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! =)

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  28. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you! :)

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  29. Nnenna wrote:

    You are too sweet, thank you Zarna! :D

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  30. Nnenna wrote:

    haha, maybe both! :D

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  31. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you so much! :)

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  32. Nnenna wrote:

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

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  33. Nnenna wrote:

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

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  34. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Gertrude! :)

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