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Great gift to make for any knitter or crocheter! Are you tired of chasing after the yarn ball that's rolled off your lap and across the floor? Do you keep the yarn in the project bag only to find that it's tangled up with the other things floating around the bag? Here is the answer. Yarn bags with a drawstring top that hold a large ball of yarn and allow you to pull it out through the cinched top to ensure it never tangles or rolls around with the dust bunnies under the couch. This is a great project for leftover material from another project, or for a fat quarter. For bulky yarn a variation is provided at the end for a larger bag. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY This project is perfect for a beginner with basic sewing skills SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The small bag is 8 1/2 wide by 10 1/2 tall (just a bit larger than a quart size food storage bag) with a drawstring closer 2 1/2 inches from the top. The larger bag is 12 wide by 14 tall (about the size of a gallon food storage bag) and perfect for really bulky yarn

Supplies Needed

  • Almost any lightweight fabric will work fine as long as the lining fabric is fairly smooth so that the yarn will slide easily. In the sample photo I've used embroidered muslin lined with batiste.
  • 1/2 yard 45 inch fabric for outer and lining, or 2 fat quarters
  • 1 yard 3/4 inch ribbon or other material suitable for a drawstring

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Kay Stephenson is a freelance writer and fiber artist living in Atlanta, Ga with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Lady. Working in several fiber related craft areas, she combines quilting, crochet, and wet felting techniques to create unique works of art. Kay blogs about her craft at She says, "I learned to crochet, knit and sew at my mother's knee. She could do it all from sewing to tatting, crochet, knitting, embroidery. I learned to knit when I was about 6 or 7 and just never stopped learning new crafts and techniques."