When I’m knitting at home, I don’t have a yarn bowl but wanted something that would hold my supplies and knitting without breaking when it’s inevitably knocked on the floor by my kids. That’s when I decided to adapt a canvas bread basket from Søstrene Grene to meet my needs. Here’s what I did.
The bread basket was navy, so I chose a fun navy dot fabric I bought in Dublin in 2009 with my Dad. I also used this fabric to lengthen a denim dress from Gap, here’s that blog post.
Before I added height and a drawstring channel, I sewed on pockets to the inside. I prepared a rectangle folded over so both sides were showing the right side of the fabric.
For a hanging loop, I used a piece of bias tape.
I decided to heighten the bread basket with a strip of coordinating fabric.
I pinned it all the way around the top of the bread basket, leaving a gap for the drawstring to go through.
Threading the Drawstring
When I threaded the ribbon through the added top section, I used a safety pin attacked to a bubble wand because I couldn’t find my drawstring threader.
Here’s the final project bag. The heavier canvas on the bottom of the bag gives the bag a nice weight to not tip over. It’s as close to a fabric yarn bowl as I’m getting this year.
So Nice I Made It Twice
I also made one for my mother-in-law so here are bonus photos of that one.
I’m sure I’ll make another and play around with the idea a bit. I’ll admit it really suits my needs though the canvas is not practical for on-the-go knitting as it has a bit of extra weight.