faux tie die knit lunch bag - metalized mylar
The Felted lunch bag is insulated (
Keep food cold)
And waterproof (
Handle any spills)on the inside.
It is woven with several different colors of yarn with intarsia method to make it lively!
I made it big enough to handle more food than just sandwiches.
Material: Rainbow color 100% wool spinning weight yarn (
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, light blue, purple)-
I use a combination of lion wool (not Wool Ease)
Weaving the nation with sheep yarn (
May have stopped production).
Waterproof polyurethane fabric (PUL)-
Order from Amazon.
Insulated metal Mylar
Order from AmazonBag handle-
Joanne 'scord's wooden handle is used to pull the rope lock note: I ran out of yarn of some color, so I can only make one side in the tie dye pattern.
On the other hand, I didn't draw the chart, just knit until I ran out of one yarn color and switched to another.
To mix colors, I alternating a few lines in some areas between the two different colors to "mix" them.
Note: The chart is divided into two parts for easy reading and printing.
Start the chart from the right and move the knit line to the left.
For purl rows, read the chart from left to right.
Before I start, I cut out a few long strands of yarn in each color and wrap them up with embroidered floss.
There is a gap on the top of these floss brackets, which is the perfect choice to keep the yarn winding and blocking.
Since this is a bag, not something worn out, I didn't cut the yarn after each color change.
If the color is to be used again within 5-I put the yarn through the bag
6 needles, woven in current color at the same time.
If the old color is to be used again, but 7 stitches are to be sewn, then I will start a new yarn ball with this color so that it will not be carried too far.
Leave at Least 2 inch of the tail at the end of the yarn for later weaving. BAG FRONT (SIDE 1)
Cast with light blue yarn, 63 stitches.
Weaving with a stem needle (
1 row of knitting and then 1 row of purl)
For 2 lines of base.
Line 1: weave 2 st using light blue yarn and follow the tie-dye drawing (
For color change)
59 st, weave 2 st using light blue yarn. Turn.
Line 2: Use the light blue yarn Purl 2 st, then follow the tie-dye chart in other directions of 59 st, using the light blue yarn purl 2 st.
Repeat rotation in mode before line 91 is completed.
Row 92: Purl 63 st in light blue yarnRow 93: Stitch and bundle 63 st using light blue yarn and cut yarn.
Note: There is a problem with the attached spreadsheet, so cut IT images must be used.
I can email the spreadsheet if needed.
Take the knitted front of the bag and the knitted face is up.
Note: I use dark blue because I still have a lot of yarn in this color that can be used to make the bottom of the bag.
The bottom width along the front of the package only picks up 63 needles through the rear ring (
Connect the bottom to the front of the bag for seamless weaving).
Until the required size is measured at the bottom (25 rows for me)
Instead of tying, cut the yarn and leave a long tail.
Facing the purl side at the bottom, only use the light blue yarn to start from the 2nd side of the bag and pick up 63 stitches through the front ring (
For seamless weaving).
Weave and purl 2 rows using light blue yarn.
Repeat instructions before fabric bag.
* As the note in step 1 shows, I ran out of yarn of some color and therefore couldn't tie-dye the pattern on the 2nd side.
I ran a different pattern for the back.
Just change the color after a few lines.
Between color changes, mix two different colors together.
Note: I make both sides more complex than they should be (see photos).
I made it into three parts (
Triangle and 2 sides)
To make the creases so that the bag can be folded well.
However, because it is felted, the line is blurred into one, and it looks like a work in any case.
The following instructions are for the simpler side.
Simplified side: purl side, using only light blue yarn, pick the stitching along the bottom side through the front look.
I have 25 rows on my base, so I sewed 25 stitches along the side (
For seamless weaving).
The weaving and purl of Line 95 are bound on the last line.
Repeat on the other side of the bag.
Take a piece of light blue yarn, sew the side of the bag before and after, and assemble the bag.
The knitted side of the assembled bag is facing and using light blue yarn, pick up 63 stitches on the front of the bag and 25 stitches (
Or the number used to create the side)
, Pick up 63 needles on the back of the bag and 25 along the side.
3 rows of weaving and purl binding.
After the weaving is completed, weave and trim at all ends.
I have a front load washing machine, so I use the following method to feel the bag: put the knit bag in the pillowcase and tie the case.
I added a pair of tennis shoes to the washing machine to increase my irritability.
I wash the circulation and hot water by hand.
Add a little soap and run the washing machine until the water starts to drain (
Before the rotation cycle).
Start the hand washing cycle again and repeat the process (
Wash, leak, no spin)
Until individual stitches are no longer visible.
It takes about 5 cycles for me.
After the bag is in the desired state/size, rinse it and put it on the towel.
Stretch the bag smooth to reshape it and allow it to dry.
Note: The final size of my bag is 10 inch wide, 11 inch high and 3 inch deep.
You may have to adjust according to the final size of your felted package.
Refer to the drawing and cut 2 pieces of PUL fabric.
The right side of the fabric faces, sewing the two sides together and the bottom together.
05 inch stitches.
Note: I had a problem sewing PUL fabric on the sewing machine and had to sew it by hand.
PUL fabric keeps getting stuck.
Fold the bag and pinch it along the corner (
Close the hole in the corner.
For the Mela insulation, I have cut the front, bottom and side separately and attached it to the PUL fabric on the wrong side.
Looking back, I prefer to cut and stitch the insulation like a PUL fabric lining and connect the two lining together.
Take a decorative piece of fabric and fold it in half.
According to the figure (bottom picture)
And cut the folded fabric as indicated.
Measure 1 inch from the folded side and sew along the length of the fabric (26 in total)
, Create shell for drawing string.
The two ends of the fabric length are sewn together, leaving a 1 inch opening, and the pull cord is free to pass through.
The end edge of the seam.
5 inch stitches.
To hide the seams, fold along the creases and sew them. 5 inch again.
Take the liner created in the previous step and open it so that the insulation material is inside.
Slide the round decorative fabric onto the PUL liner, and the pull rope sleeve points to the bottom of the bag and matches it with the top seam of the liner.
Sew the bottom of the decorative bag to the top of the lining.
Take the bag and fold it up so that the insulation is right outside now.
Slide the entire lining into a dry felt bag and sew the bottom of the lanyard piece to the top of the knitted bag.
The decorative pull rope will be placed above the rest of the bag.
Take a rope through the sleeve.
Add a rope lock.
Sew the handle in the center of the bag.
I measured my wooden handle.
Connect the handle evenly from 5 inch distance on both sides. Finished!
If there is an error in the stitch pattern or some unclear part, please let me know and I will try to fix it.