Saturday, March 4, 2017

Jennifer Knitting Project Bags

Last weekend my nephew John's wife Jennifer, a very avid knitter, suggested I start making knitting project bags. Jen said she liked knitting project bags that she can toss in a larger bag because she doesn't want to carry 2 bags.
So, in pretty fast order, after some research & paying attention to Jen's suggestions, I made a few Jennifer Knitting Project Bags.
The zippered pouch style can be adjusted to hold various knitting projects. Per my friend Barbara 's suggestion, the pouch style includes a small case to hold things like a tape measure, scissors✂, stitch markers, etc. The strap is optional.
The handled bag is ideal for knitting/crocheting & walking at the same time. Just slip the handle over the wrist, pull out some yarn & start knitting or crocheting! The bag has a magnetic closure. It can be made about 1 inch larger all around. It has an outside pocket to hold small tools.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Ellie Sling Pack

The Ellie Sling Pack is the newest bag at Arlene's Bags. The designer, Cloudsplitter Bags, describes the bag as "the perfect bag for someone on the go! Great little backpack/sling bag for day trips, biking, walking, vacations, and more!

The Summit has two zippered compartments for convenience. The front zipper has card slots and a pocket within. The central compartment has a padded gadget pocket and a zipper pocket. The back of the bag has an additional zippered pocket."
Dimensions: Approximately 16.25” tall x 11.25”tall x 3”deep (at widest points)

Saturday, December 10, 2016


A year ago I started making potholders after I finally faced reality that it was time to toss the 2 potholders my niece Leslie made for me in 1977!! They were still usable but, after being machine-washed & dried many times, they were showing their age.

So, I bought a loom & loops & made myself new potholders. Last Christmas 🎄🎄 I gave them as gifts. In fact, just last night I gave a set as a hostess gift to someone who invited my husband & me to her Christmas party.

I recently got an order for the 8 potholders shown in the above photo that will be given as gifts.

Consider a set of potholders as a lovely & practical gift year round. A set of 2 costs only $10.00.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Danielle Clutch Bag

Recently I fell in love with a clutch bag someone was carrying. What caught my eye was the very girlie-bow on the flap. I knew I had to make a similar clutch.

Luckily, I found a pattern on etsy. Then I set out to make what I am calling the Danielle Clutch Bag. I love the end result & hope you will too!

Needless to say, the bag can be made without a bow.

The Danielle Clutch measures 9" tall X 13" across. As shown in the 2nd photo, the bag holds a lot. It has a magnetic snap closure.
A detachable shoulder strap is optional.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Lily Bag

The Lily Bag is just a wonderful, everyday shoulder bag.

The Lily Bag has one outside front zippered pocket that extends from side seam to side seam.

Inside there are 6 pockets: on each side there are 3 slip-in pockets.

Measurements: The zippered top, from one strap seam to the opposite one, measures almost 15".

The base, looking at the bag from the front, measures 12" side to side.

The base, from front to back, measures 6".

The bag height, from the center of the zipper to the bottom, is 9". The height, at the sides, from the strap seam to the bottom, is 10".

The strap can be any length one wants but the standard length of the strap is 30".
The strap drop from the top center of the strap to the top of the zipper is 18".

A wristlet is included with a Lily Bag.

The bag at the top of the page is shown in the elegant Belle of the South prequilted fabric.

The bag below is shown in the glorious Hannah prequilted fabric.

The wristlet below is shown in the Belle of the South prequilted fabric.

Price: $60.00

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Teagan Bag

The Teagan Bag is the newest bag at Arlene's Bags.

I love wristlets but, realistically, they don't hold much. Well, the Teagan Bag changes all that with its convertible versatility, size, exterior front angled slip-in pocket, exterior back zippered pocket & 4 interior card slots.

With its removable cross-body & wristlet straps, the Teagan Bag easily converts from a wristlet to a cross-body bag.

The Teagan Bag measures 7" across at its bottom, 9.5" across at its zippered top, and 6" tall.

The bag is shown in the now retired black Orleans prequilted fabric which definitely makes it one-of-a kind!