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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bird House Bags

Sittin'and a Knittin'

Here are the Bird House Bags that I have just finished. You can find the free pattern at in their free pattern section or click on the title of this post to go there.

On the second one on the left with the red top, I decided to decrease the top of the body of the bag by doing two k2tog on the last two rows. This gave it a slight decrease at the top body of the bag which allowed the top of the bag to seat nicely.

I also decided to add plastic canvas to the inside of the bags to give them more firmness. I cut a circle for the bottom of the inside and a long rectangle for the sides of the bag. I then sandwiched these plastic pieces between cloth and serged around the edges.

Next I placed the pieces inside the bags and voila....lined insides!

Lastly, I needle felted all of the little flowers to the sides of the bag.
Now, go and knit you up a little Bird House Bag!


  1. Wow...I can hardly believe you are new to knitting. Your hubby sweater is great and your birdhouse bags are incredibly cute! Keep up the excellent work.

  2. Yay connie! you're on the ring! you line your bags EXACTLY the same way I do...plastic canvas and all! those birdhouse bags are just darling! You should get that IWK 03 mag anyday now. Can't wait to see what you make the little shrug from. Have a great knitterly day.

  3. Hi Connie - I've finally being able to visit your blog. Great job. A few ladies still talk about the beautiful work you did with these birdhouses. I'm pretty sure Linda would like to buy from you. I have added your link in the Mint Hill Stitchin' blog.

  4. Hey Connie,

    Just want to let you know that I really like you site. It is so helpful for a beginner like me.
    I hope to see you at the library on Tuesday for Stitch-In.

    Shelia Moore


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