Leafy things tend to make me happy. Maybe it’s because I live in the desert that I often wish for the cool dappled shade I imagine to be found in wooded areas. That’s why this super cute tutorial – how to make a leaf shaped bag by Zakka Life immediately caught my eye. I thought it would be the perfect project bag! I like that it closes with a simple drawstring so that your yarn doesn’t get caught in a zipper.
I decided to sew my bag out of classic linen, and made it about an inch bigger all around. The veins were hand embroidered with an outline stitch and I decided to slip stitch that opening in the lining closed so fraying wouldn’t occur with use.
Stay tuned, this will be included as one of several gifts given away for a February/March 2012 KAL that we will be hosting!