Monday, April 10, 2006

Sewing for Knitters

So, I have been sewing up accessories for knitters all weekend. My friend Steph is a new knitter, and a fantastic massage therapist. So, we are trading a massage for some knitting accessories that I make. Seems like a fair deal to me.

Jen has been asking me to sell some of the accessories in her on-line store. I made a dpn roll for her a while back that she just loves. While making Steph's accessories, I was also calculating cost and time involved in making the rolls in order to price them to sell. My first needle rolls can be seen on my website, but I am posting pictures of what I made for Steph.

This first shot is of a tote that I made. I am not sure I will be selling these, but if there is a lot of interest, I will. This one is about 15' by 12', with a 5' by 7 ' decorative pocket. The bag is also lined in the same pink used for the pocket. I have made a couple of these in the past. I use mine all the time to carry projects in (I have a large collection of project bags). Great for Stitch n' Bitch meetings.

Here is the DPN roll I made for Steph. It is also the perfect size for crochet hooks. This one is just a little smaller than the rolls I plan to sell (8 pockets vs. 10). There is a ribbon tie and a flap to keep all needles or hooks tucked in safe.

This is the roll with the flap closed.

The outside of the DPN roll, I love the little flowers!

The GINORMOUS needle roll. I make them roughly 15' x 25' with 16 pockets! This bad boy will hold a full set of needles, and it is portable (just roll it up and toss it in a tote). There is no loosing needles with this guy. Also, it is easy to tell which size needle I am getting because I place them in the roll in order of size. No guess work!


Here is an inside view to show off all the room, and the cute fabric Steph chose!

Please, let me know what you think! Would you be willing to buy these? Thanks!

6 comments:

SalemRose said...

Lesa, I friggin LOVE them! You are very talented to say the least! I feel like I am definately getting the better end of this deal! WooHoo! Can you tell I like the color pink????? Hmmmm.

jen said...

wow the GINORMOUS roll is TOTALLY AWESOME!

you know let me know how much another tote would be. (thinking pinks & browns or blue & brown) along with another DPN roll. i'd be down for some lesa sewing stuff. :D

jen said...

stephanie that DPN roll will change your life i tell you CHANGE YOUR LIFE (for the better obviously)

SalemRose said...

Goh, I can't help myself. I keep coming back to look at the pics of my pretty little things! Can't wait to fill them up! Knitdicted!

GaiaGal said...

I would pay for those! Cuz, i don't really like to sew. Even if i cuold make my own, i'd rather let you do it so i can just keep on knitting. Besides, i'd have to find my sewing machine in storage and drag it here to clutterville...the cost would be well worth it for me!!!

~Suz~

Pagan Hooker said...

Oooohhh.. very cool. I would definitely buy one. And if you make any in masculine colors without flowers and such, let me know. Greg needs something to cart his stuff around in. He is using a bamboo paintbrush roll for his needles now.