The bag measures 9.5 inches across the top and 6 inches tall. The bottom of the bag measures 10 inches long by 3.25 inches wide.
I really like the size of this bag! I can fit a small knitting project with a wallet and phone. Or I could probably fit a medium knitting project and make it a knitting bag.
Monday, I'll start the instructions for constructing one of these bags, starting with drawing out the pattern. For now, a materials list:
- 1/2 yard exterior fabric - heavy weight quilting cotton or lighter weight home decor fabric - You can also use 2 fat quarters
- 1 yard interior fabric - quilting cotton - You can also use 2 fat quarters
- 1 5/8 yard medium weight interfacing
- 9 inch hex purse frame - I bought mine from Sun Belt Fashion. It seemed sketchy when I placed the order since I didn't get any acknowledgement of my order but a few days later, my order showed up. An alternative source is Ghees.
- 4 bag feet - Also Sun Belt Fashion, Ghees, or Joanns
- 4 rectangular rings, interior width measures 1 inch - I bought mine at Joanns. If you choose to buy a different size, just know that you should alter your purse strap width.
- plastic mesh grid - for something solid in the bottom. You can find this at your local craft store
- matching thread
- ruler, rotary cutters, scissors, paper, pen/pencil, pins, and other general sewing needs.
A walking foot and a heavy duty needle for your sewing machine is recommended for when you're topstitching through some of the bulkier parts of this.