Have you ever had an idea for something you'd really enjoy owning (or giving) hit you and you just can't leave it alone until you've made it?
That's what happened when I started thinking about this Bolster Bag Yarn Caddy. I started out by cutting up pop bottles. Lightning started dancing in my head when I saw the pop bottle change purses on Pinterest.
"Hmmm," I thought, "If I could just make it bigger and put a hole in one end...". Then my husband said, "Couldn't you cover it in cloth? That would look nice." He was right, of course, but it had suddenly gotten a lot more complex (and hopefully cuter too. 🙂 )
So I started out by digging through my creative stash and collecting all the things I thought I'd need: 2 -2 liter pop bottles, cloth, a zipper, iron-on fleece, strapping, cover button forms...and a cork.
Yeah, I thought I was going to put a hole in the bottom of one of the pop bottles to use as an opening for the yarn and put a cork in it... In the process ruined a bit on my Dremel and discovered that the bottom of a pop bottle is very thick. The answer to my problem was far easier and elegant -- I just used the top portion of a 2 liter pop bottle. --Duh!
You can stash the lid to the yarn opening in the bag while you work.
Once I could see in my head what I needed to do, I genuinely enjoyed putting this yarn caddy together.
Special thanks to my daughter, Angel Hickman Peterson (from fleecefun.com), for being my model!
I was having so much fun I had to remind myself to stop and write down instructions and take pictures as I worked. I feel pretty confident though that the pictures and instructions in the download are detailed and clear. (Questions? just contact me.)
The finished size is about 14" in length.
I've also included instructions for how to make a simple bolster bag without the opening for the yarn, if you just want something simple and stylish for yourself or to give as a gift. Enjoy! -- Laura
The yarn caddy is just the right size to discreetly carry and work on your little knitting and crochet projects.
Please sign into the site to download the PDF instructions for the Bolster Bag Yarn Caddy.
Need to register? Please join us here.
Thanks for the party!