Created by: Susan in CA
Project

Bucket Bag

What are you most proud of? I made my bucket bag a little larger than the class project, because I've been making things like baby blankets with bulky yarns, and wanted to be able to keep all needed yarn, as well as the work itself, in the bag. It has a 10" diameter bottom and is a couple of inches higher, also, to keep proportion. But I'm most proud of the see-through plastic pockets. I've never sewn with plastic before, but thought it would make it easier to find the stitch markers, needle protectors and such with clear pockets. I also like how the knitting applique came out, so far. Yet to be done is a little embellishing with some transparent fabric paint to add some dimension. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you choose to use plastic, use a longer stitch length. I used a 4 out of concern that anything shorter might end up just perforating the plastic to the point it would easily break off at the seam line. I used a medium-weight plastic. Also, I left a larger hole when sewing the lining to the outside, because of the bulk of the plastic, to be able to get it through the hole more easily.

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Susan in CA made Bucket Bag with:

Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag

Online Class

Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag

with Kristin Link

  • Cotton and poly cotton blend for outside and handle
  • clear plastic for outside pockets
  • and taffeta for lining.

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I made my bucket bag a little larger than the class project, because I've been making things like baby blankets with bulky yarns, and wanted to be able to keep all needed yarn, as well as the work itself, in the bag. It has a 10" diameter bottom and is a couple of inches higher, also, to keep proportion. But I'm most proud of the see-through plastic pockets. I've never sewn with plastic before, but thought it would make it easier to find the stitch markers, needle protectors and such with clear pockets. I also like how the knitting applique came out, so far. Yet to be done is a little embellishing with some transparent fabric paint to add some dimension. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you choose to use plastic, use a longer stitch length. I used a 4 out of concern that anything shorter might end up just perforating the plastic to the point it would easily break off at the seam line. I used a medium-weight plastic. Also, I left a larger hole when sewing the lining to the outside, because of the bulk of the plastic, to be able to get it through the hole more easily.

Q&A with Susan in CA

shazdove asked:
Love the clear plastic pockets, very nice bag
Susan in CA answered:
Thank you!
Sewrita2002 asked:
I, too, love the clear pockets!! Great Idea!! And I love the applique!! Fantastic job!!
Susan in CA answered:
Thank you very much!
Juttietta asked:
I also love the clear pocket!
Susan in CA answered:
Thank you, clear pocket fan!
SweetSeamstress asked:
Love this! I need one of these.
Susan in CA answered:
Thank you. It's pretty easy to make, so you should try it!
gem59 asked:
love it. what a good idea with the plastic pockets.
Susan in CA answered:
Thank you. They've already made it easier to find what I'm looking for!

Skill Level

Beginner

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