Knit a Fabulous Fabric Clutchcomments (3) November 2nd, 2012
Knitting with fabric is a fun way to use up the yardage collecting dust in your craft stash. This is your opportunity to utilize that "what was I thinking?" fabric taking up valuable space in your cupboards and closets. Knitting with fabric has a utilitarian feel when you are whipping up place mats and rugs, but crafting a cute clutch with fabric highlighted with a bit of gold along with a splash of novelty yarn elevates it to the high-fashion realm.
What You'll Need:
Cotton fabric (1-1/2 yards total is plenty)
I used three different fabrics:
A: Blue-green with gold metallic highlights
B: Rust with gold metallic highlights
C: Sage green and pumpkin
Novelty yarn (I used a gold-tone loopy yarn and a gold-metallic eyelash yarn)
Size 15 knitting needles
Large tapestry or yarn needle
Large decorative button
Prepare the fabric
Cut fabric strips 1-1/2 inches wide. Fold the fabric lengthwise, selvage to selvage. I used a quilting rotary cutter and mat board to make the cutting process easy and fast.
Join the strips together to create one continuous length either by sewing or tying together. I used the slot knot method, where you overlap the ends of the strips by 1 inch with the strip you are adding on the top.
Fold the strips in the middle of the overlap and cut a 1/4-inch slot midway.
Unfold the strip and take the opposite end of the yarn you are adding up from the bottom and pull it through the slot.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery