Dear uncensored knitters (and everybody else: Hi there!),
I have to start with apologies! I really wanted to make the three of you a knitting bag for the Benediktbeuren-weekend but I really messed it up.
The knitting bag was going to be made out of Italian coffeebean bags. On the inside there is a zipped pocket for all the smaller notions like stitch markers or cable needles. A circular needle fits in there too. There is a welt pocket (!!!) in there for dpn's too and a hook, so you could hook a sock project bag to the bag to you don't have to fiddle around searching it.
In the beginning it all went well. The Coffeebagstuff sewed up well and my room smelled nice. I sewed the bags to a backing fabric to give it more body first, then I sewed the bag. Next I sewed a batting layer and then the lining for the bag body.
The body got all the pockets and features mentioned above! And from there it all went wrong. Somehow the lining is bigger than the rest of the bag. Or better: I forgot to make it a tad smaller because it has to be smaller due to the batting!!!
But instead of thinking again and making it smaller, I just went on and applied bias binding to the top and made the overlapping closure! AAAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHH..... stupid stupid stupid me.
Although that wasn't the most dumb thing that I made.
When attaching the top thingy, I sewed it to the wrong side with a sewn zig-zag! This was I closed the zipped pocket just under the zipper. And of course the coffeebag plastic shows all the little holes after ripping (see second pic!)
In the end the bag does not meet my standards for gifts, so dear Kris, dear Cashyie (if you are reading), dear Victor you won't get a bag, just because I'm frustrated! And I'm running out of time to make 3 bags (plus I don't have enough material). Kris already got some yarn, Cashyie too and I do have something for Victor here.... I think I should pour myself some whiskey...
Anyway. If anybody is interested in this bag, which is really really not perfect (see pics) just leave me a note/comment till next monday. If there is more than 1 person interested I'll draw a winner!
At least it is a finished sewn object....