Tuesday, 28 October 2014

My Winter Purse: Granny Square Love!

I am in love with the backpack bag that I made to use this summer. It was perfect!

But it's not so good to use in the autumn and definitely a nuisance in the winter. Backpacks don't really fit over huge winter coats.

So I knew that I had to make a new design for the changing season. I also knew that I wanted to make something that incorporated granny squares - but there was no way I was going to attempt an afghan again.

I decided to combine my need for a new bag with my love for granny sqaures and came up with this:

The pattern I used called it a Berkshire bag and it was free! :D

It was super easy to figure out even going into details about actually making all those granny squares. Phew!

Nice and big and colourful. A perfect bag to drive away the winter blahs.

I lined it with fabric from a vintage sheet I found at Value Village. Fantastic fall apples. I always like to line my bags with a lighter/brighter fabric because then it's easy to see what's at the bottom.

I've been using this bag for about a month now and it's working out great. I think this one is definitely a keeper!

Link to my Berkshire bag project on Ravelry.

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