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

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28 thoughts on “Amethyst Bag

  1. rl2b2017 says:

    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 says:

      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. > >

  2. Susan says:

    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 says:

      😂😂😂 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!


  3. Tish says:

    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 🙂

  4. Patty says:

    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.

  5. Pat says:

    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!

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