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Purses and Bags

September 20, 2010

Hello Kitty Purse

Every time one of my neices start school, I make them a ‘back to school’ bag. Sadie got the punk rock backpack from the Stitch n Bitch book by Debbie Stoller with an image of the Little Mermaid back in 2008.

And this fall Telly started her first year of kindergarten.  She is a huge fan of Hello Kitty, so I decided to make her a little Hello Kitty purse. I used the Maple pattern from Knitty and tweaked it a bit. I loved the handle and bag construction as it is seamless – and a really clever design. I did not felt the bag however to ensure the image would stay crisp.  If you are looking for a simple felted or non-felted bag check out the free pattern from

I knit up this bag using the classic Galway Worsted yarn – a versatile 100% wool that I use for more projects than any other yarn.  It is a great worsted weight yarn for any project really and if you choose a felted project, it also felts up really well. I’m in the final stages of finishing the Spiral Bag project from Ella Rae’s eighth book “Bags”.  It’s a perfect little felted purse for the fall season. Pictures to come soon of the finished bag.

Ella Rae Spiral Purse

We have a great selection of colors of the Galway, and the bag

book by Ella  Rae which has 13

great bags and purses, check out the rest of the patterns here!

  1. Ellen permalink
    September 20, 2010 11:53 pm

    There are many, many hello kitty patterns available on the internet, but you might want to check out to make for Telly for Christmas!
    Or, if you crochet, there’s over a dozen in various outfits at


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