The Doris project bag

I’ve been on a bag making spree since I was last here. The yarn project bag that I made to keep everything tidy sparked a major obsession that my Instagram friends can attest to! I just don’t seem to be able to stop making them. I’ve adapted the design since my original version was only ever intended to be used at home, the bag now has an optional carry strap and an additional exterior pocket with a zip making it a very useful everyday bag πŸ™‚ I’ve also christened this design the “Doris project bag”. I had a very beloved great aunt named Doris and she and I shared an unhealthy obsession with plastic bags. Given that I designed this bag to replace an exceptionally ugly plastic bag it seemed only fitting to call it Doris and it makes me smile every time I think I about it. I’d like to think that I would have been able to persuade her to use one of these bags in the place of a plastic bag πŸ™‚

left hand bag version 2, right hand bag original version

Yvonne has earmarked the bag on the left as her Christmas present. I think there would be major sulking if it didn’t show up in her Christmas stocking, it’s Lecien Flower Sugar and Pam Kitty Picnic heaven πŸ˜‰

I’ve made a rather special version of this bag using some long hoarded Tula Pink fabric. I’ve decided to sell this one but rest assured it if it’s still in the Etsy store by Christmas Eve it won’t be leaving our house. There is a certain teenager with her fingers firmly crossed…

Front of Nightshade Doris bag

Β Tula Pink is just a genius designer!

Back of Nightshade Doris bag

Nice and roomy in there for lots of stuff, not just yarn!

I’m currently whipping up 2 more bags, one for a Christmas present and the other for the Sew Mama Sew giveaway which starts on Monday 8th December. I’ve also been hard at work writing a very detailed pattern for the Doris project bag. It is not easy writing a detailed bag pattern, I totally admire people like Katy and Sara who do this on a regular basis! I’ve got a friend testing the pattern for me and it will be available very soon in our Etsy shop. The PDF pattern is now available as an instant download in our Payhip store and our Etsy store for Β£7.00.
Right, now to get off my backside and get sewing! If you fancy the chance at winning a Doris bag of your own you might want to check back on Monday πŸ™‚ Catch you soon x
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11 thoughts on “The Doris project bag

  1. Katy Cameron says:

    Well you know I have a dad with a bag obsession, so that helps ;o) That and the years of maths classes and technical documents and program writing, it's amazing the things that are cross functional! Seriously though, I find that creating a template I can work from is a great basis – magazines want certain layouts, I like a slightly different layout of my own, but either way the basics are the same, and copy/paste is your friend. Yes, I actually have a library of paragraphs explaining how to do things. My inner nerd is happy to have got that out there, the rest of me not so much ;o)

    Anyway, good luck with the writing, and good luck to the teenager's fingers ;o)

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  2. pennydog says:

    I'll be checking back later for sure- I think this would be great for bringing all of my stuff to EMMQG meetings! More than happy to put my name down as back-up pattern tester too πŸ˜‰

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