11 January 2009


You can *win* my complete Rag Bag Kit (knitting or crochet)! here's how...

  • Visit my brand new store on Lollishops.com
  • Visit the pattern category and answer the following question:
What type/style of rag bag pattern should I develop next?

  • Post your answer to this question here in this blog thread to get a chance to win this full rag bag kit! Be sure to post contact info as well!
*All comments must be made by Sunday, January 25th at 11:50, e.s.t, domestic U.S. entries only*

What you will receive if you win...

r a g - b a g - k i t

♦p a t t e r n
-materials and procedure
-instructions/suggestions from alternative options
-this is a pattern listing; it does not teach you how to knit
-complete instructions on how to prepare fabric for knitting or crocheting is included
-purse handles to coordinate with the fabric
-grosgrain ribbons

♦f a b r i c - k i t
-bag of strips of fabric in your ordered color scheme
(important: the weight on the fabric strips is over 1.5 lbs....just to let you know why I have to ship parcel post or priority mail)

♦k n i t t y – g r i t t y
Version (s): knit or crochet, buyer specifies
Needles: Large (anywhere from size US 17 to US 35
Difficulty: easy

♦h i n t & t i p - guide
A 13 page pdf file which includes some of the following:
-finishing techniques
-selecting purse handles
-selecting fabrics for rag bags
-how to make a simple purse liner
-tips on felting wool
…and much, much more!

♦pdf files are digital delivery files
Once payment is received, I will email the pdf files directly to your email address!

♥kits as gifts?
-gifts for knitters or crocheters
-young knitters—a great project for children of all ages!
-CHRISTMAS presents—so many have come back to tell me that they ended up making a rag bag for every female in the family!

♥ convo, if needed!
Thanks, Heather

♥a b o u t - my rag bag patterns
Here are some quotes from some recent buyers on this specific pattern...they literally couldn't believe how easy it was:

SGG said "I just had to tell you that your bags are the most stunning things I have seen. I am adding you to my favorites so that I can find you when I can afford one.
I go to a lot of art shows and have never seen anything so outstanding! You are very talented."

MF said "just wanted to let you know purse arrived and
I just love it . Your workmanship is beautiful
and very professional. I definitely will be ordering
more from you. Thank you so much for a great product."

SH said "Hello Heather. Pattern arrived today and of course I dropped everything to read it. Pattern is very well written, thank you for all the hints, tips, etc. also best xxxx places for fabric and ribbon. These rag bags are just the cutest and I can't wait to start one."

CDF said "About the pattern, it was wonderful. I have been sewing for 30 years or more and some sewing patterns are terrible. This was very easy to understand and I didn't even know how to crochet...the tieing the sections together is such a good idea. The other pages you sent on helpful hints was great help."

♥f a q ‘s
“Heather, I can knit. Do you sell your knitting patterns?”
Yes, they are available in my store under the category:
Patterns knit/crochet

“Heather, do you sell kits?”
Yes, they are available in my store under the category:
Patterns knit/crochet

“Heather, if I become addicted to making these, can I buy more fabric strips from you later on?”
Of course! I regularly update “fabric strip” listings. They are listed in my store category: Fabric scraps/strips

♥w a r n i n g s
If purchased, the project and journey you are about to embark on is HIGHLY addictive. I, as the seller, can only take responsibility for introducing you to this opportunity. I, however, cannot be held responsible for any addictions or addictive behavior that may follow as a result of knitting or crocheting just one purse.

Good Luck!

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Celeste said...

How about a pattern for a cell phone case...that would be great for beginners! :)

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Gloria said...

Maybe one for dog clothes!!?? That's popular...


Chloe said...



suburban prep said...

How about a back pack so that you have hands free if you are caring for a child or else one that is like a waist pack?
msgb245 at gmail con

Leah said...

If not scarves, how about hats? Baby hats could be a good intro piece...


mverno said...

baby mittens would be something different

Whimsical Creations said...

How about a pattern for a rug? I know it's not a bag, but it would be cute.

Nerissa Alford said...

Hi Heather
Your store is adorable!!

What about a wristlet or smaller purse for lipstick, cell phone, money? Or a cosmetic bag set?
I'm bookmarking your store. Your kits look like lots of fun! Thanks for the contest


Cheryl F said...

How about a patteren for a table runner or placemats. Your work is very cute, thanks for the giveaway.

Jenny Fowler said...

How about a small but long shoulder sling with a round bottom. That would be pretty and convenient.


mrs.mommyy said...

I agree a pattern for a rug like one by the kitchen sinnk

malleycc said...

How about a pattern for a hipster bag that attaches around the hips to keep your hands free.

hminnesota said...

how about a small shopping tote for kids?

fluffybabybehind said...

I would love a bag to put all me dogs items in when we go out like a doggie "diaper bag" lol

Monique said...

I love these patterns! I have never heard of a Rag Bag before, but I am thinking of making one for a birthday present for my mother. I think you should develop a pattern for a backpack style bag - which is my preferred purse for everyday use.

KayzKreationz said...

Perhaps a small wristlet type bag or small purse. Even maybe a ragbag fanny pack type pattern.

Christina G. said...

How about a pattern similar to weekender vacation purse knit + felt bag, but sans the ribbon and bow, and with darker, say autumn colors. I'm thinking a more tailored look would go nicely with a work outfit. Thanks for the giveaway!

Dar said...

I love the Weekender Vacation Bag so something felted would be great. I knit and crochet but now I have a desire to start felting so any bags that are felted would be great.

Kathie said...

love your stuff! I've purchased from your etsy site in the past. What about a wine bottle bag? It would make a pretty gift along with the wine. ;)
klborders at aol dot com

Sharon said...

would love to see one suited for teens....my 14 year old daughter would love one...maybe with a pocket for a cell phone or ipod...thanks

Karen said...

My daughter would LOVE this.

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Luv to see an ipod cozy or a duffle

Anonymous said...

First, your stores are fantastic. Very creative, plentiful and unique.
I like the idea that Christina G had about the Vacation purse...however, I was thinking perhaps to make a rag bag pattern for a
grocery basket...a thicker round basket/bag to bring to farmers markets...I guess it would need thick lining...not sure exactly how to make it, but I could help ponder some ideas.

|chee-uh| said...

How about a matching "mommy and me" bags kit or a travel bag for toiletries.

|chee-uh| said...

I forgot to mention. A diaper bag for babies.

KittsKrafts said...

I like the shape of you felted bucket bag the best. A medium to small size would be cute.



rosannepm said...

I would like to see heart shaped in red and white or the shape of a ladybug in red, white and black

Mindie100 said...

I would love to see a "mommy and me" set. My daughter loves to have matching items to match the "grown-ups"> great site.

whitten100 AT yahoo dot COM

cdrury said...

one specifically for knitting

cksknitter said...

I would love to see a bag using toille fabric for the rags part. Also, I would like to see a bag with a flap and magnetic snap to keep items from falling out.

knittoday at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

What about a good sized tote bag? could that be made so it would hold up to putting larger items (book for example) in it besides regular purse contents? Cute stuff at your shop!

In case I win:

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

A Vacation bag...or a back pack! I can't decide. LOL


azrosebud said...

how about a bag to take to the gym?

paryjeja said...

I would like a laptop sized rag bag.
paryjeja at sbcglobal dot net

Sonya said...

I'd love to see a rag style diaper bag!

Renee G said...

I'd love to see an extra big tote in black and white.


Directortice said...

How about an Easter Egg Basket with a lined pocket where we could clip on some of the bobbie pins... and on the bobbie pins have decorated eggs or bunnies

Living in Alaska said...

Maybe something with fall colors.

Plowlady said...

a book bag for people who ride public transportation

mariannakeough at hotmail.com

pitaharmon said...

It would be cute if you made a rag bag purse that looked like a doggie or something, because they are shaggy, do you know what I mean? I think that would be super cute. I don't know how you would make a nose & eyes, that is where your talent comes in!!!

Ardy22 said...

Scarves would be great for this winter!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

A wristlet pattern, would be great.

Alice500 said...

I think a rag bag shaped like a dolphin would be neat :)

kendra22 said...

great site love it !!
maybe a gym bag

klp1965 said...

some holiday prints would be cute :)

Betty C said...

I think place mats would be very cute. Not bags by any means, but I like the idea.


I would love to see a Large Hobo type bag made with Camo print/yarn!


Julia said...

a messenger bag?

Donna said...

How about a neck wrap?

lilyk said...

I think you should develop a pattern for MP3 player holders.


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