Knitting,  Sewing

New Knitting Bag! Butterick 4900 – Vintage Pattern

butterick 4900 knitting bag

This is one of the patterns I picked up while doing some thrifting. I thought I would make the drawstring tote first but I have been wanting a cute bag to carry around my knitting and crochet projects while in public (Vain, I know.)

Butterick 4900 Pattern

The pattern was completely untouched and even had the iron-on alphabet letters that came with it. I was pretty estactic for this discovery. I wasn’t expecting them to still be in there.

Butterick 4900 iron on alphabet

Since I decided I was going to use the letters for the outside of the bag, I kept?the fabric for the main exterior plain. I believe it is a linen blend.

First, I ironed on the letters?. They didn’t go on too well but I didn’t have high expectations given this pattern is about?40 years old (and untouched). Plus, I like the vintage look it gives the bag.

Butterick 4900 knit bag

The pattern suggests you use webbing for the straps but I had enough heavy weight fabric to make my own. I did have to reposition the straps on the bag to accommodate for the letters.

Butterick 4900 strap2

Butterick 4900 strap

For the interior, I got a bit more colorful.

Butterick 4900 Interior Butterick 4900 Interior 2

The final size of the bag is approx 18″ wide and 15″ long. Perfect size for holding a project or two.

This was a very quick made. I believe it took me around an hour to make. Definitely a project for a beginner.

If I make another bag I’ll probably add an interior pocket.

I might do a little reconstructing on this one and add a snap closure. But I’m not sure it’s necessary.

Living in Columbia, South Carolina and using this blog as my space to share a little insight into my life in what I'm making on the sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, in the kitchen, and elsewhere.


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