Finished Project: Messenger Bag

November 28, 2006 by
Filed under: Knitting 

Project Specs:
Pattern: my own
Yarn: Valley Yarns Amherst in Charcoal (7 balls) and Soft Grape (1 ball)
Needles: US 10 1/2 circs
Size: height-10 1/2”, width-12”, depth-3 3/4”, strap length-38”
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The bag worked out in the end. It’s just the right size for 3-ring binders; the size I was shooting for. The big flap makes it so you don’t need any buttons or snaps to keep it closed. The strap is just the right length for me to wear it comfortably across my chest, my preferred method of carrying a messenger bag. Ella’s already requested that I make one for her, just a little smaller. I considered adding inside pockets which would be easy to do, but I decided to keep it simple. Oh, I’ve got to mention how much I love this yarn. My first time working with Amherst. It’s so soft and lovely. Maybe a little fancy for a felted messenger bag, but it felts great, even in my front loader.


7 Comments on Finished Project: Messenger Bag

  1. ambika on Wed, 29th Nov 2006 1:44 pm
  2. Oh, wow. This is just great. I love the colors and the big front flap. I’ve yet to dive into felting but this makes me want to start.

  3. kelli ann on Fri, 1st Dec 2006 9:13 am
  4. gorgeous!!!!

  5. Holly Childs on Tue, 12th Dec 2006 3:23 pm
  6. It’s wonderful!!!!!!
    Lisa has been wanting a bag with shoulder straps that she could put a binder or file folders in. I have been looking unsuccessfully for something that would work & be attractive. Yours is perfect.
    Could I please, please get you to make one for me to buy for her???????

  7. michelle on Tue, 12th Dec 2006 10:35 pm
  8. This project is beautiful. I’m interested in making something similar. Any chance you’d be willing to share the pattern (minus the purple design since that is way too advanced for me).

    (No, you don’t know me. I found this via Google while looking for felted messenger bags.)

  9. Allie on Wed, 28th Feb 2007 7:40 pm
  10. This is awesome! I’ve been playing around with a pattern for my own bag, but a bit smaller. How did you make the bottom flat and how did you shape it? I’m dying to know!

    (P.S. I found this through Google too) >^..^

  11. Marcia on Fri, 13th Jun 2008 9:59 am
  12. This is the pattern I’ve been dreaming about. Are you sharing/selling the pattern?

    I found you on google, too.

  13. Gina on Sat, 18th Apr 2009 5:42 pm
  14. Beautiful! What pattern did you use?

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