Felted Messenger Bags

$8.00 USD

I love projects that require no sewing, and this is one of them! Just felt this bag, and attach the strap with no-sew buttons. Voila! You’ve got a new knitting bag, cross-body purse, diaper bag...

Skills Needed

  • General knitting skills
  • Intarsia (if doing striped or cross bag).

Finished Dimensions (felted)*

  • Small bag: 8 in H X 5 in W/ 20 cm H X 12.7 cm W
  • Medium bag: 5 in H X 9 in W/ 12.7 cm H X 23 cm W
  • Large bag: 8 in H X 12 in W/ 20 cm H X 30.5 cm W

*Size after felting is approximate, since the felting process depends on a number of factors that can vary widely (temperature of water, amount of agitation, type of soap used, etc.)

Materials

Yarn

  • For small bag
    • Lamb’s Pride Worsted 85% wool, 25% mohair, 190 yds per 113 g skein
      • 2 skeins
  • For medium bag
    • Lamb’s Pride Bulky 85% wool, 25% mohair, 125 yds per 113 g skein
      • Use single strand - 2 skeins MC, 1 skein CC
  • For large bag
    • Lamb’s Pride Worsted 
      • Used double - 4 skeins (2 skeins each color for 2 colored bag)
    • -- OR -- 
    • Cascade 220 100% wool, 220 yds per 100g skein
      • Use double - 4 skeins (2 skeins each color for 2 colored bag)
    • -- OR --
    • Lamb’s Pride Bulky
      • Used single 3 skeins (2 skeins mc, 1 skein cc).

Needles

  • For small bag, one US 11/ 8 mm 24 in/ 61 cm circular needle.
  • For large and medium bags, one US 15/ 10 mm 24 in/ 61 cm circular needle.

Notions

  • Strap notions are available at  fabric and craft stores:
    • 2 yds webbing used for belts
    • 3 metal slides to match the width of your strap
    • 4-6 bachelor or dungaree buttons
    • Purse feet (optional)

Gauge

Not important since you are felting.

 
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