Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
separator
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Request Free Catalog
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
separator
New Catalog
separator
Shop
separator
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
separator
Free Catalog
separator
Patterns
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
separator
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
separator
Find a Store
post code:
country:
within:
more options   Click for more store-locator options
Home : Patterns : Woven Courier Bag
 

Free Loom-Woven Pattern: Woven Courier Bag

Please note that all Lion Brand Yarn Company facilities are closed September 25th & 26th for religious observance. We ask for your patience regarding orders and correspondence during this time. Thank you for your understanding!

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
Pattern #: L10619
Be the first to rate this pattern!
Write a review

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 14 x 10 x 5 in. (36 x 25 x 12.5 cm), not including Strap.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

  Add to Notes and Favs
Save
     Send to a friend
Email
  Pattern Help
Help
  Print
Print
  Download
Download
 
Image of Woven Courier Bag
Featured in our YarnPlay newsletter, this courier/messenger bag is designed with the Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Knit & Weave Loom Kit exclusively for us by by Noreen Crone-Findlay. Perfect for a school bag or a laptop bag, this urban-inspired messenger bag is perfect for students and adults.
  Zoom
Zoom
  For Text-to-Speech Browsers
No Images
Brailler Input Format - Duxbury and others
Braillers
Tweet this
Tweet!

    Pin It

Pin It
 

 

Color (A)
Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5700-513: Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Cotton Hemp Yarn: Sour Cherry
Click here for larger swatch

Color (B)
Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 5700-524: Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Cotton Hemp Yarn: Oyster
Click here for larger swatch
To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp
Blue Icing Sour Cherry Picnic Green Sugared Violet Heather Flower Lemon Drop
*Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp (Article #5700). 65% Cotton, 35% Hemp; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (66yds/60m) pull skeins

You can also buy materials separately
 
MATERIALS
To change colors, click the drop-down list or swatches above
QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  5700-513 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Cotton Hemp Yarn: Sour Cherry
   balls
$ 65.88  
Note: (A)
•  5700-524 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Cotton Hemp Yarn: Oyster
   balls
$ 10.98  
Not available, sorry!
Select a different color or click for yarn substitutions
Note: (B)
Martha Stewart Crafts™ Knit & Weave Loom Kit   $ 45.00  
Additional Materials

1 button, about 2 in. (5 cm) diameter
2 D rings, about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) wide
Sewing needle and thread to match yarn B
1/2 yd. (0.5 m) fabric for lining (optional)
Dressmaker’s marking chalk if making optional lining
 

Woven Courier Bag

Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Cotton Hemp

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

NOTES:

1. All weaving is done using 2 strands of yarn.
2. The body of the Bag is made from rectangles that are woven and then sewed together.
3. Two long, narrow rectangles are woven, then sewed together for Strap.
4. For all woven pieces, follow loom manual instructions on WEAVING for how to set up the warp, weave the weft, and remove weaving from the loom.
5. Bag edging is made of loom knit cords. Nine separate pieces of cord are loom knit using 1 strand of yarn, then sewed to Bag with sewing needle and thread.
6. A fabric lining is optional.


RECTANGLE 1 (make 3, one each for Front, Back and Flap)


Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (2) 36-hole pieces, (4) 12-hole pieces, (4) corner pieces.

Connect pieces to form Rectangle 1 as follows: 36 hole piece > corner piece > 12 hole piece > 12 hole piece >corner piece > 36 hole piece >corner piece >12 hole piece >12 hole piece > corner piece.
Insert 41 small blue pegs along each long side of the loom, and 29 pegs along each short side for a total of 140 working pegs.
Insert one contrast color small peg in upper right corner for slip knot.

Follow loom manual instructions on WEAVING for how to set up the warp, weave the weft, and remove weaving from the loom.

Set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together around 41 pegs on top and 41 pegs on bottom of loom.
Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.


RECTANGLE 2 (make 1 for Base of Bag)


Use the following pieces: (2) 36-hole pieces, (2) 12-hole pieces, (4) corner pieces.

Connect pieces to form Rectangle 2 as follows: 36 hole piece > corner piece > 12 hole piece >corner piece > 36 hole piece >corner piece >12 hole piece > corner piece.
Insert 41 small blue pegs along each long side of the loom, and 17 pegs along each short side for a total of 116 working pegs.
Insert one contrast color small peg in upper right corner for slip knot.

Set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together around 41 pegs on top and 41 pegs on bottom of loom.
Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.


RECTANGLE 3 (make 2, 1 for each Side of Bag)


Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (4) 6-hole pieces, (4) 12-hole pieces, (4) corner pieces.

Connect pieces to form Rectangle 3 as follows: 12 hole piece > 12 hole piece >corner piece >6 hole piece > 6 hole piece >corner piece > 12 hole piece > 12 hole piece >corner piece > 6 hole piece > 6 hole piece > corner piece.
Insert 29 small blue pegs along each long side of the loom, and 17 pegs along each short side for a total of 92 working pegs.
Insert one contrast color small peg in upper right corner for slip knot.
Set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together around 29 pegs on top and 29 pegs on bottom of loom.
Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.


RECTANGLE 4 (make 2 for Strap)


Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (4) 6-hole pieces, (2) 36-hole pieces, (4) 12-hole pieces (4) corner pieces.

Connect pieces to form Rectangle 4 as follows: 36 hole piece > 12 hole piece > 12 hole piece > 6 hole piece > 6 hole piece >corner piece >corner piece > 6 hole piece > 6 hole piece >12 hole piece > 12 hole piece > 36 hole piece > corner piece > corner piece Insert 77 small blue pegs along each long side of the loom, and 5 pegs along each short side for a total of 164 working pegs.
Insert one contrast color small peg in upper right corner for slip knot.
Set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together around 77 pegs on top and 77 pegs on bottom of loom.
Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.


RECTANGLE 5 (make 2 for Pockets)


Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (2) 36-hole pieces, (2) 12-hole pieces, (2) 6-hole pieces, (4) corner pieces.

Connect pieces to form Rectangle 5 as follows: 36 hole piece > corner piece > 12 hole piece > 6 hole piece >corner piece > 36 hole piece >corner piece >6 hole piece >12 hole piece > corner piece
Insert 41 small blue pegs along each long side of the loom, and 23 pegs along each short side for a total of 128 working pegs.
Insert one contrast color small peg in upper right corner for slip knot.

Set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together around 41 pegs on top and 41 pegs on bottom of loom.
Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.


RECTANGLE 6 (make 1 for Tab)


Loom Configuration
Use the following pieces: (2) u-shaped pieces and (2) 6-hole pieces.

Connect pieces to form Rectangle 6 as follows: u-shaped piece >6 hole piece >u-shaped piece> 6 hole piece.
Insert 11 small blue pegs along each long side of the loom and 3 pegs along each short side of loom for a total of 28 working pegs.
Insert one contrast color small peg in upper right corner for slip knot.

Set up the warp using 2 strands of A held together around 11 pegs on top and 11 pegs on bottom of loom.
Work with 2 strands of A held together for weft.


Loom Knit Cords


Insert 3 pegs at the center of the 6 hole piece.
Cast on 3 stitches, following instructions on pages 5-6 of instruction manual.
*Take the yarn behind the 3 pegs, then in front of the pegs, clockwise. Lift each of the lower loops over the passed yarn.*
Repeat from * to * for desired length of cord.
Make the following cords:

Pocket Cords: 2 cords each 14 in. (35 cm) long for top edge of each Pocket
Front Cord: 1 cord 33 in. (84 cm) long for sides and lower edge of Front
Top Edge Cord: 1 cord 25 in. (63.5 cm) long for top edge of Front and Sides
Back/Flap Cord: 1 cord 76 in. (193 cm) long for side edges, lower edge of Back, Flap edges and button loop
Side Cords: 2 cords each 5 in. (12.5 cm) long for lower edges of Sides
Strap Cord: 1 cord 110 in. (279.5 cm) long for the Strap edges
Tab Cord: 1 cord 10 in. (25.5 cm) long for the Tab edges


FINISHING

Optional Lining
Fold lining fabric crosswise in half, with right sides together and wrong sides facing out.
Lay folded fabric onto a flat surface. Lay woven Front, Base and one Side onto folded lining fabric.
With dressmaker’s chalk, trace the outline of each woven piece 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) from the outside edge to allow for seams. Remove woven pieces from fabric, cut pieces from fabric along marked lines.
With wrong sides together, baste 2 lining Base pieces together, sewing close to outside edges. Two pieces are used to make a sturdy Base.
With right sides together, and using 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) seam allowance, sew long sides of lining Side pieces to each side of one lining Front. Sew remaining lining Front to lining Side pieces to make a tube.
With right sides together, and using 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) seam allowance, sew basted lining Base to lining tube.
Turn 1/2 in. (1.5 cm) along top edge of lining to WS and use an iron to press in place. Set lining aside.


Bag Assembly

Note: When sewing cords in place, sew both sides of cord to Bag.
1: With sewing needle and thread, sew a Pocket Cord to top edge of each Pocket.
2: With needle provided with loom and A, and following photo, sew one Pocket to the Front and one Pocket to the Back. Sew a line up the center of the each Pocket.
3: With needle provided with loom and A, and following photo, sew the Flap to the top edge of the Back.
4: With needle provided with loom, weave in yarn ends to wrong side of Bag.
5: With needle provided with loom and A, sew one long edge of each of the Side sections to the Back.
6: With needle provided with loom and A, sew the long edge of the bag Base to the lower edge of the Back.
7: With needle provided with loom and A, sew the short ends of the Sides to the short ends of the Base.
8: With needle provided with loom and A, sew the Front to the Sides and Base.
9. If using fabric lining, slip lining into the assembled woven Bag. With sewing needle and thread whipstitch top edge of lining to bag.
10: With sewing needle and thread, and following photo, sew Front Cord around the sides and lower edge of the Front.

11: With sewing needle and thread, and following photo, sew Top Edge Cord around upper edge of Front and Sides.

12: With needle provided with loom and A, and following photo, sew the button to the center of the lower Front.
13: With sewing needle and thread, and following photo, beginning at center front of Flap, sew Back/Flap Cord around one half of the Flap, down the first side of the Back, across the lower edge of the Back, then up the remaining edge of the Back, then the remaining half of the flap. At the center front of the Flap, twist the cord to make the button loop before sewing the cord end in place.

14: With sewing needle and thread, and following photo, sew a Side Cord to the lower edge of each of the Sides.

15: With sewing needle and thread, and following photo, sew Tab Cord to the edges of the Tab.

16: Following the photo, slide the 2 'D' rings onto the Tab. Fold the Tab in half over the upper edge of the left hand side of the Bag (the left hand side of the Bag when Bag is laid flat, with the Front facing). Sew Tab securely in place through all 3 layers of the Tab and Bag.

17: With needle provided with loom and A, sew the short ends of the Straps together.
18: With sewing needle and thread, and following photo, sew the Strap Cord around the outside edge of the Strap.

19: With needle provided with loom and A, sew one end of the Strap to the right hand side of Bag (opposite side from where the ‘D’ rings were attached) , about 3 in. (7.5 cm) from upper edge.

20: Thread remaining end of Strap through the 'D' rings and back through the space between them. Adjust Strap to the desired length.


 


 


Ratings and Reviews
Be the first to rate this pattern! Have you made this pattern?
Write your own review Send us a photo
 


When you are in New York City, visit the Lion Brand Yarn Studio at 34 W. 15th Street for a one-of-a-kind yarn lover's experience. For more information, visit the website, LionBrandYarnStudio.com
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font