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I have been a crafter of all sorts for many years, and really love working with Paper and Threads. I am loving the design work I am doing now. I really seem to be getting back into my "art", even if I am doing it by computer now, instead of actually getting dirty while drawing. ;-) I have been avid about Thread Arts since I was a kid, learning to Crochet at 7, then Knit, Embroider, Needle Lace and finally Needle Tat. I love to design as well and am looking forward to taking the Needle Tatting that further step as well.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bag making frenzy

Hey all!  I haven't been doing much tatting lately, but I HAVE been making Bags to carry the tatting in!  I have made one called a Dorset Bag or Origami Pocket Pouch, the second bag is a Drawstring Pouch, the last is just a pouch that has a zipper pocket added to the outside of it (no pattern here...just followed one I already had)
Inside of Dorset Bags

Dorset Bags (Origami Pocket Pouches)

First try has a full size CD....made the bag toooo small, IMO

Used a Mini CD inside this one...much better size!

Now I have it!  Use a Wide Mouth Canning Lid and make a Pincushion out of it!

Need to find some more zippers...really like the way this bag came out!
I'll be taking these bags with me to the upcoming Craft Show on February 12, so we will see if others like them as well as I do...lol  I think of all the material I've used, I like the golds and browns of the last Drawstring Bag.
Oh, the Christmas Bag is NOT going to be sold!  That one is mine!  I'm adding tatting around the edge of that triangular pockets as well...will show you a finished pic of it when I get it done.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Do you have a pattern you can share for the multi pockets drawstring bag?

    1. Sorry. Seems the link I posted to the pattern I found is no longer there. Try this one: http://totallytutorials.blogspot.com/2010/09/tutorial-how-to-make-six-pocket.html