KIP Bag - sewing pattern only - now you can make your own knitting bags

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Made in Brodhead, Wisconsin

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** This is for the sewing pattern ONLY **

The pattern for a KIP Bag is not really a pattern, but a process. You see, there never really was a pattern for the bag, just dimensions and sewing directions. One weekend a few years ago, I sat down with pencil and paper and wrote it out. The directions to sew a KIP Bag require the person to know certain things:

1. How to use your sewing machine, including how to make button holes.
2. How to measure in inches.
3. How to operate safely an iron

With that knowledge possessed, you can make all the KIP Bags you wish. Unlike others who will expect you to only use a pattern for your own personal use...hey, if you want to make KIP Bags and sell them, then do it! My only request that if you try to sell the pattern itself, that you use my name with it.

You see, if you make a bag using the pattern, you are using your talents and knowledge to create something. If you just erase my name, stick yours on it and sell it...well there's not much talent to that. Any Schmo with the right software can do that. But to use a pattern to make something takes effort, and an outlay of money on your part, and the most important thing: Your time.

In this 8 page handwritten pattern is the dimensions needed to make all three bags: Small, Medium and Large. The usual-sized pattern is the small KIP. The process for making the three sizes is the same, and only the dimensions of fabrics and placement of pockets changes.

I've sold over 7,000 KIP Bags worldwide, and the 7 years sewing and selling them was a great time. I've met a lot of wonderful, generous and really nice knitters. If you are on Ravelry at all, I am on there...look me up under the name ruddawg. Happy Knitting!

Average review
pattern is easy to follow
Oct 11, 2014 by madeleine003
Love this bag! The picture on the website did not do it justice! Love the included zipper pouch. - I am the envy of my knitting circle!
May 16, 2014 by winborn
Wow. Great pattern and solid instructions.
Jan 24, 2014 by Mary Lynn
I bought some of these bags in the past and loved them. Great to have my own pattern so I can make my own!
Oct 16, 2013 by kiz609
Good, explicit pattern with clever tips! I plan to make one for carrying my embroidery, and I think there are many other household uses as well.
Oct 15, 2013 by needlenook

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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  • Digital downloads
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If you're not happy ANY item, please let me know before sending it back. If possible, I'll work with you to get the problem taken care of before sending it back.

Additional policies

If your name is NOT on the reserved listing, DON'T PURCHASE!!! After one person ruined a sale to a very good customer, I've changed my policy on this situation. If you attempt to snag another person's reserved listing, I will cancel the sale.

The solution to this problem is simple: If you see a reserved listing that you fancy, CONTACT ME! I will work out details of creating your own reserved listing.