I've been using the same knitting bag for years. I thought I had a blog post about it when I won it in a contest. But I sure can't find that post. But here's a pic of it. It has served its purpose well. It won't get thrown away. I'll probably use it to store projects I am working on.
For the new bag I was hunting for a canvas or heavier home decor fabric, but none of them hit me as something I wanted. I did find a cotton that really stuck out to me and got it instead. Because it was a normal weights cotton, I bought an interfacing that is heavy and stiff. So stiff that it's used for boxes and that kind of thing.
These are I-phone pics, so please bear with them. I can't seem to focus with the I-phone like I can with my regular camera.
The fabric seems Frenchy to me. I like it.
The bag is a pattern by Geta.
I love it because of all the pockets, in and out. That makes it easy to keep things organized.
I'm using a new method of bag closure - tape measures. It works very well. The only thing is that you don't want to be in a room that is full of people but it's very quiet. It does make noise opening and closing it.
And the finished bag.
I can even knit with the bag closed and the yarn coming out of it. The pocket will hold the project when it's small also.