RED SATIN RIBBON BAG
I am the Admin of a lovely bunch of crocheters…..Our crochet sisterhood is called Passionate Abt Crochet(PAC)…and it is a warm, friendly and zany place to be in. PAC, celebrates it’s first year of existence on the 22nd of June’14….and to celebrate that wonderful event…we decided on a series of CALs(Crochet Alongs). One of the CALs was to crochet a bag using satin ribbon….I saw this bag pattern in one of Moogly’s posts and thought it unique enough to be PAC’s first anniversary mascot…….:-)).
I hooked up 2 bags for the CAL….this red one and a navy blue one, which will be my next post. The difference in these two bags is that the red one is hooked in a broader ribbon(2.5cm) than the navy blue(1/8 of an inch) one. I found the navy blue ribbon very easy to hook but it needed a canvas lining becos the i/8 ribbon is extremely soft and needs help in holding shape………but the red one after being made, looks better and doesn’t need a canvas lining to make it sturdy.
So all in all, If I were to hook another satin ribbon bag I’d go for the broader variety.
Though the pattern requires a different sort of ribbon, I used what was available to me in the local market. I also bought a couple of rolls of flower patterned and polka dotted ribbons to change the monotony of hooking up a bag in a single colour.
Red Satin Ribbon: 116 metres or 126 yards in length and 2.5 cm and in width
Red flower Ribbon: 15 metres or 16.5 yards(approx) in length and 1.8 cms in width
Red Polka dot Ribbon:12 metres or 13.2 yards(approx) in length and 1.8 cmd in width
Hook size 8mm
Total Ribbon Requirement : 143 metres or 156 yards
Checkered Red & White Ribbon: 3 metres for the handles or 3.3 yards in length and 1.2 cmd in width
Red Rose Metallic thread
Hook size 1.25mm
This Simple and yet Lovely pattern, is from the Italian Mother and Daughter Duo……….Chiara and Tizy
Here is a picture tutorial of how I hooked my pretty ribbon bag…………..
Close view of how and where to hook in those single crochets(scs)
How to make your own bag handles:
I have made a separate post on how to make your own bag handles …Pls go to this link for the photo tutorial.
How to sew in a lining for your Bag:
I used this tutorial for the lining of my bag. I found itvery useful and many Thanks to the wonderful people who made and shared them. I also fixed in a zipper pocket and a simple pocket. I am not much of a sewing person……so this was an ‘up’ on my learning curve…I have posted a few photos here, but they are in no way a tutorial….These are the links that I have used to line my bag.
How to do the lining for ur bag:
How to add a Zipper pocket to ur Bag:
How to Add a zipper to your bag:
Dressing Up your Bag:
My idea of embellishment is minimalistic….but I also bow down to the tastes of the vast majority who like bows and flowers on their bags………I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say, that these little things do make a difference. So I made a little rose and threaded in a few crystal beads as a zipper chain to adorn my little red wonder…:-D!!!
How to make a ribbon rose without sewing:
Here is my take on this video….
And Now For the Completed Bag……………..TADAAAAaaaaaaa……….:-D!!!
Well…there it is…What did you think?
Here is the link to my crochet page..Crochet & More……
Thank You And See you Soon…Loads of Love.