It is hard to believe that this wonderfully-textured bag started life as a craft-store linen tote! However, that is where the pattern starts: with a plain canvas bag and a packet of dye.
The final result is a sophisticated bag that is the perfect size to carry your grocery purchases or your latest finds at the bookstore.
The outside of the Southampton Book Bag features a classic basketweave pattern worked in a single strong colour while the liner is dyed in a bright contrasting shade. Long handles in a matching colour are added so the bag can be easily carried on your shoulder. On the inside there is a key tag with a carabiner loop to enable you to locate your keys or other essentials when you arrive home.
12.5 ins h x 13.25 ins w x 3.5 ins d
Metric: 31.5cm h x 34cm w x 9cm d
Total drop from top of handle to mid-base: 26 ins/65cm
Suggested 100% Cotton Yarns:
Bernat "Handicrafter Cotton Delux", 236 yds/215m:5 oz/142gm ball
Actual amt of yarn: 7 oz/190gm
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download as a pdf file formatted for US/Letter-sized paper. The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, iPad or iPhone directly.
The pattern is also available in a UK version for printing onto A4 stationery. Please let me know if you would prefer this version.
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015
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