Projects bags are kind of an essential thing in knitting and there are soooo many options out there. I thought I’d share a few of the bags I have and love and then I want to know from you guys what are you favorite project bags? I jumped on the early bandwagon for the Fringe Field Bag.
I currently own three, my original canvas one, the cobalt blue one (that’s big enough to fit Jellybean) I won last year via the Summer of Basics Along (which started June 1) and my husband bought me a camo print one for Christmas last year. I don’t dig out my original canvas one as often because it’s just dirty and I’ve got canvas cleaner but I’m lazy. It’s holding onto a project I will eventually frog for now. I like Field Bags because they’re durable and can surprisingly hold a lot of stuff BUT they don’t hold enough. I knit a lot of sweaters and shawls that turn into massive projects so I started to look for bags that were a little roomier (and not as pricey either – the Field Bag will set you back $75).
Last year I bought myself a Mrs. Brown’s Bag I think around Thanksgiving. I like that she makes custom fabric with yarn from indie dyers that people have knit and crocheted swatches for her to scan. It’s so cool and makes it feel even more special. I have two of her bags (she will occasionally run a sale and that’s when I pick one up), this large zippered bag for sweater quantity – it holds a ton. But it doesn’t have any pockets on the interior. It’s a simple shape and you can wash this bag. I also have one of her smaller totes that I use to carry smaller projects and my wallet when I’m on the go. But for me, I may have found the perfect bag.
I recently purchased a project bag from Tannei Casey and I loooooooove it. The style is similar to the Field Bag, it has interior pockets on the inside and rivets to thread your yarn through but it’s the size that I love. I purchased the large drawstring pouch and it’s perfect for my sweater projects. I can cram a lot in this big bag and it’s made of durable canvas on the interior. But the best part is she has a ton of great printed fabrics for the exterior. They’re also really well made and it’s a one woman shop. I saw a new knitter I follow on Instagram with this bag in the Rifle Paper Co fabric and I had to have it. Best part…the large bag is only $35!! Now I want a million of them.
The great thing is that all of these bags are made by women, who run their own business and if woman can’t support other women…we’re doing something wrong. So these are three of my favorites for project bags, tell me what bags do you like? And add a link so others can check them out too!