The colour was inspired by a walk we took around a lake in Sweden last autumn. The leaves had only just started turning colour but already they were carpeting the walkways and drifting slowly past us as we walked. By the time we returned to our car, the sun was low in the skies and just set the colours aflame.
So I designed a similar bag with a knitted outer and a canvas liner. I designed the strap to be a knitted tube with a fabric band inside for extra strength, and added inside pockets so that I could carry all the bits and bobs for a day’s walk.
I then lined the bag with a medium-weight cotton fabric. The material was very interesting as it had a “travel theme” which seemed to suit the idea for the bag very well. I had forgotten how much I enjoy sewing! I don't sew much these days but it was fun getting the sewing machine out again, and even more fun getting the fluff out of the mechanism so it would actually work. You can read all about that incredible feat here!
Then as a final touch I sewed on a large button made from coconut, with a simple cord loop closure. Perfect. Now, where shall we go for a walk next.... I'm thinking maybe it's time to go back to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. It's ages since we were last there. If you would like to see why we like this beautiful part of the world, then you can see some photos from one of our visits here.
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Until next time – Happy Knitting!
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