Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Make a Sock Sack!

I had been carrying my sock knitting rolled up in a ball in my jumbled pocketbook. The yarn would get tangled in the jumble, and once and a while a double pointed needle would try to escape.

A friend suggested I make a little bag to contain my sock knitting.

To make a sock sack, I cut two pieces of sturdy fabric. I used some leftover decorating fabric. One piece measured 16 by 11 inches.

The other was 4 and a half inches square. Working with the larger piece of fabric I folded over a half an inch at the top and pressed. I folded over another inch and pressed, then sewed near the bottom edge. This is the pocket for the drawstring.

The smaller piece of fabric is the bottom of the sock sack. Using half inch seams, and with right sides facing, I sewed on the bottom of the sack.

I then sewed up the sides to form a tube, leaving a gap for the drawstring. Maybe I should have sewn the tube first, but it came out okay. I used almost a yard of ribbon for the drawstring! I threaded the ends of the drawstring through the opposite ends of the pocket, crossed them in the back of the pocket before bringing each end out, and tied them together.

Now I can carry this little sack everywhere, and knit whenever I need to wait for a few minutes. I even have my pattern folded inside.


Sharon Lovejoy said...

This is a darling sack and the fabric, well, the fabulous fabric is just a further reflection of your great taste.

I am in Oklahoma right now on the book tour. The people here are fabulous. The weather, not so fabulous. Hot and humid.

Hope you are well.

All joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

wendyytb said...

Very nice! I bet that you get some nice comments of this piece of handiwork. People have forgotten how to make things, and are usually quite impressed when they run into someone who knows how.

FairiesNest said...

I'm knitting my first pair of socks:)...I should make one of these!

Amanda said...

A very practical, simple, and pretty solution!

softearthart said...

It is just the thing. cheers Marie

Beth said...

Thank you! I used it today while my boy was playing outside! Beth

Anonymous said...

What a perfect solution, I am also knitting at the moment and I have a jumble mess to after I take it with me to do school runs and appointments. Now I only have to put down my knitting long enough to sew up a bag!.

Shona Cole said...

cute, practical, another thing I want to make now! awesome post as usual Beth!


S said...

What a wonderful idea...i think i shall make one because by the time i actually finish the second sock i could be in quite a jumble indeed.