Felted Hipster Bags Knitting Pattern felted wool shoulder bag purse two sizes women girls teen tutorial for fabric lining Back to School


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Felted Sweetwater Hipster Bags Knitting Pattern by Lavender Hill Knits

The Sweetwater Hipster Bag in two sizes – a large bag for teens/adults and a sweet little smaller size for girls. Both are great basic felted bags that you can wear anytime. The large size knits up quickly using two strands of worsted weight yarn held together, the child’s size uses one strand. Both are knit in the round so there is no seaming! Well, maybe one seam of 6 stitches if you make the bag with felted handles. You can embellish this bag with needle felting, embroidery, a crocheted flower, or a special pin. It also looks great with no embellishment, just use an interesting button as a focal point for your bag. The Sweetwater Hipster is such a fun bag to make and wear and because it knits up quickly you can make one in all your favorite colors!!

The large bag shown with the leather strap has side tabs with snaps. This allows you to remove the strap to wash the bag, and you only need to purchase one leather strap no matter how many bags you make!

*****I now have leather straps to finish your bag!! *****They come in two colors, black and brown, and three different methods of attaching the strap as shown in the last two photos.
The clip-on straps are here:

The straps with a d-ring on each end are here:

The sew-on straps are here:

You will be able to immediately download the pattern and tutorial once payment is complete.

Skill level: beginner

Your purchase includes pattern support - just send me an email or convo and I'll be happy to answer your questions or help you if you get stuck!

Pattern directions include color pictures, very detailed knitting instructions, definitions of stitches used and complete instructions for turning your knitted bag into a beautiful felted bag using your washing machine. You will also receive my tutorial "Simple Linings for Knitted and Crocheted Bags" for lining the bag with fabric.

Materials needed for adult sized bag:
420-530 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
16” size 13 circular knitting needle
2 large heavy duty decorative snaps (available in craft or fabric stores) for attaching a separate strap if desired-- that way you can make several bags and just need one strap:)
46” strap (or desired length) with a metal ring on each end
¼ yard fabric if you are lining the bag
¾” or 1” button

Materials needed for child's size bag:
200 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
16" size 10.5 circular knitting needle
3/4" button
small amount of fabric if you are lining the bag

directions for felting are included

Finished bag measurements for large bag: (depending on how long you felt your bag) approx.
8 1/2 - 9 1/2" wide, 8-9" high, 1 3/4" deep
Finished bag measurements for child's bag:
6 3/4” wide, 6” high, 1” deep

Get a discount on this pattern! Purchase multiple patterns from my shop and get the following refund after checkout:
3 patterns = 10%
4 patterns = 15%
5 or more patterns = 20%
Bundled slipper patterns not included as they are already discounted.

***Please Note that this listing is not for the finished item, this listing is for the instructions on making the item****This pattern is written in English.

Once pattern is purchased and has been downloaded, no refunds will be given.

**Please note that this PATTERN is copyrighted and you DO NOT have permission to copy or email this PATTERN. You DO have permission to resell the finished item, please give credit on any product tags/advertising to Lavender Hill Knits for the design. Please only purchase if you agree to these terms**

    Average review
    Excellent pattern - great instructions - cast download!
    Feb 28, 2018 by Bobbi Rightmyer
    Pattern was easy to work. Finishing one bag and will use this pattern again.
    Mar 14, 2017 by LeslieKassman
    I have the body of the purse knit already. Works up pretty quickly. Hoping to finish knitting this week end.! Instructions were vey clear and easy to read.
    Jun 28, 2016 by sannrichmat
    Sep 18, 2015 by catbowker
    Like the pattern, but am sorry I can never make it....as I felt and sell my purses. Fortunately, I have another pattern from a printed book that is very similar I can use.
    Dec 10, 2014 by carolyn knapp

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6mm = 1/4"
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