Stowe bag pattern by Grainline Studio and Fringe Supply Co.
This pattern can be made as a large or small bag. Designed with knitters in mind, this bag has several pockets for tools and projects. It is also suitable for sewing on the go or even travel.
The main compartment is perfect for works-in-progress while the many side pockets organize small tools, patterns and notebooks.
Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam and applying bias binding.
Suggested Fabrics: Medium weight woven fabrics such as denim, linen, twill, and canvas. Thicker fabrics are not recommended for this pattern because of potential sewing machine difficulty. Quilting cottons can be used but may need to be reinforced with fusible interfacing.
Fabric Requirements: 45″ width: 7/8 yards (0.8m) for small bag and 2.25 yards (2.1m) for large bag.
Notions: Thread, double fold bias binding 1/4″ to 3/8″ wide. Small bag requires 1 1/4 yards (1.1m) and the large bag requires 1 2/3 yards (1.5m).
Skill Level: Advanced beginner.
Approximate finished dimensions:
Small bag: 9.5” W, 11” H, 5.25″ handle drop, 5.25” deep
Large bag: 14” W, 14.5” H, 10″ handle drop, 7.5” deep