I love this project bag by Grainline, called the Stowe Bag. I downloaded the pdf pattern from grainlinestudio.com. It comes in two sizes. I made the smaller size and I did a little ‘pattern hack’ by adding a self fabric lining. I did this by cutting out the bag twice from the same linen fabric. Because of this, the pockets and stitching show only on the inside. On the original pattern the stitching lines for the pockets show on the outside of the bag and it is also reversible, which is interesting as well.
As you can see I have used it for one of my many knitting projects. This helps me stay organized, as well as it makes it so easy to pick up and go. I am going to make several more to hold my other projects and cannot wait to find some fun patterned fabric to make them with, maybe with some contracting bias binding for the edge. I also think just leaving the outside edges of the bag raw or unfinished could be cool.
What I love most about the bag is it’s size and the soft style of the bag. I love how I can keep it on the chair next to me or on my lap, with the yarn inside of it as I work on knitting my project.
Another great feature of the bag is how the handles loop over each other to close or to make it easy to carry.
I took lots of pictures, and because of the blues of the yarn I even took a photo of it next to the ocean. I think it looks so cool! I am loving the color and textures in this photo!!
This Stowe Bag would make a fun gift for my friends who also like to knit. Of course, this bag isn’t just for knitting projects, but for now that is how I am using it. So check out grainlinestudio.com and print out the pdf pattern. It is a quick and easy project. Happy sewing!
2 thoughts on “The Stowe Bag from Grainline Studio”
I just read your post re the Alder dress – now I know you are a Grainline fan just like me 😉 I’ve been eyeing this bag for a while – I love the shape and the simplicity of it. Makes a wonderful bag for all sorts of things – I was thinking about shopping bags in particular 🙂
I have not sewn all of the Grainline Studio patterns yet, but I do love Jen’s style and her patterns have great instructions. The Alder dress is comfy and fun to wear.