Amethyst Bag

So, it’s the 7th of December, Happy Birthday to this goof ball! 8 years old and he acts like he’s 3.

Mini Cooper

I have already completed my OMG for December! I didn’t plan to finish it this early, but since I can’t knit on a shawl without yarn, I am finished with Christmas hats, and I didn’t have the next clue for the Mystery, I decided it was time to sew. Sew I did.

I had this black print in the stash since summer, it was a great priced remnant that followed me home. I thought I would use it to make bags or cases, and when I decided to make the Amethyst Bag, it was the perfect amount!

But it’s not a perfect sewing job, although it does the job it’s meant to do. Store and transport projects to classes or sewing get-togethers. I altered the elastic loops to accommodate large and small spools, the original just has loops for pens/marker tools. I also added a vinyl pocket because I was out of mesh. Since I don’t foresee needing mesh in the future I didn’t want to buy a package for such a small piece. The last alteration was to add a luggage sleeve so I could slide it on to the handle of my machine case to keep it from falling off.

I wish now I had put Peltex in all 4 edges. The pattern has it only in the bottom edge. When open the 3 sides sag. Another thing I would change, is to make it with bindings around the top and bottom panels. Their method involved sewing right sides together and turning everything right side out. So tedious and messy. I would much prefer wrong sides together and then bind the raw edges. Like I did with BioGirl’s case. I would say, there’s always the next one, but I doubt I will be making it again, so food for thought.

BioGirl’s Jewelry Case

Linking with
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28 thoughts on “Amethyst Bag

  1. nanacathy2 December 7, 2018 / 6:08 am

    That is so pretty. Is there anything you can’t sew? Or knit?

    • chrisknits December 7, 2018 / 10:46 am

      Yes, tons of stuff! But it’s more likely due to no desire to knit or sew them. I think everyone can do these things, you just have to want to! Thanks > >

  2. rl2b2017 December 7, 2018 / 7:48 am

    Hi Chris! WOWEE on a finish of your OMG already! I just LOVE that luggage sleeve! What a great idea. The looks like the perfect thing as a project transport bag. Love it! Happy Happy Friday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits December 7, 2018 / 10:45 am

      Thanks, the luggage sleeve was the only perfect part of the bag. Bwahahahaha! It’s very hard to mess up a straight sewn piece. But for all the lumps and bumps, that I am glad my dark fabric hides, it’s a usable bag that will keep me from stuffing all my stuff into the machine case. > >

  3. nothingbutknit2 December 7, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Happy Birthday to your fur baby:) They do have their own personality and way of worming into your heart.
    Gorgeous bag!

    • chrisknits December 7, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Thank you. He got a cookie for his birthday, and maybe a toy will find its way into his life later. The bag is done, that’s all I can say. LOL > >

  4. DelightedHands December 7, 2018 / 8:45 am

    Wow-this is incredible! I know first hand it is not so simple to make it all come out right!

    • chrisknits December 7, 2018 / 10:42 am

      Oh, there are definite “not all right” parts! LOL Thanks > >

    • chrisknits December 7, 2018 / 10:42 am

      I hope it will be. Not that I have any classes to attend right now! LOL > >

  5. Maggie December 7, 2018 / 11:32 am

    That’s a lovely and very handy bag! Happy birthday to your dog 😉

    • chrisknits December 7, 2018 / 11:47 am

      Thanks, hopefully it helps corral my projects!


    • chrisknits December 7, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you, it has lots of fudging, but as long as it works, who cares! LOL > >

  6. compassionknit December 7, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Fantastic bag! !! Wow. Love the fabric. Love the puppy

    • chrisknits December 7, 2018 / 11:49 pm

      Hubster said it was an old lady 👵 👛!!! 😂😂😂 Thanks


  7. Susan December 8, 2018 / 12:38 am

    That is such a wonderful bag! Congratulations on finishing. But I’m confused. Don’t you have 315 skeins of yarn? How can you not have yarn for a shawl? =) Happy birthday, fur ball!

    • chrisknits December 8, 2018 / 12:51 am

      😂😂😂 Busted! Yes I have over 300 skeins of yarn in my house. Yes I have yarn for shawls. But I don’t have Burgundy, which the bride requested. So I HAD to go yarn shopping!


  8. Lisa J. December 10, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    Your bag is really lovely and it looks like it will work very well for the purpose, although your improvements sound like they would make it even better.

    • chrisknits December 11, 2018 / 1:49 am

      Thanks! I think it will work for sewing or knitting! > >

  9. Tish December 13, 2018 / 9:11 am

    I love this bag and the addition of the strap so that it fits perfectly on you sewing machine carry handle. And a late happy birthday to the cute Mini Cooper 🙂

    • chrisknits December 13, 2018 / 9:14 am

      Thanks! I’ve already used the bag twice and it’s perfect.


  10. Patty December 27, 2018 / 8:00 am

    Great bag. I’ve made one too and I love it. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

    • chrisknits December 27, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Since making it it’s held more knitting than sewing! LOL Thanks for hosting the link up. > >

  11. Pat December 27, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    A great organizational bag…like the way you have it secured to your rolling cart. Loved the name you have for your fur baby…and such a sweet face!

    • chrisknits December 27, 2018 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks! I love it so! Mini Cooper should really be named Goof Ball!


    • chrisknits December 28, 2018 / 8:27 am

      Thanks! It was a challenge to make, but I love it!


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