I’ve already shared where I store my knitting and crochet tools, so here’s a peek into my knitting and crochet tote bag. It’s a Thirty One Gifts Organizing Utility Tote in the same Turquoise Cross Pop pattern as my Timeless Beauty Bag.
Just look at those pockets. It’s majestic, I tell you. My favorite part is that a drink cup fits perfectly into them. I know that a lot of people use this bag as a diaper bag because bottles fit in those pockets well.
But for me, this bag is all about the crafts. I keep the essentials in those pockets, such as my pink “women’s” measuring tape. (I’m not kidding, it really is labeled specifically as a women’s measuring tape. Because… it’s pink… I guess? I got a kick out of that and now I use it all the time. It also keeps the husband from stealing it, so that’s a plus.)
Ahem. Above, you can see how nicely my project supplies – my hook and needle bag, a few skeins of yarn, and a couple of doily pattern books – fit inside. It’s good stuff! I don’t sell these products, but I do know a couple of consultants so it’s dangerously easy for me to order. 🙂
In my knit and crochet gift ideas post, I mentioned that I use the Thirty One Timeless Beauty Bag to store my knit and crochet supplies. Take a look at how well it works for craft supply storage.
The bag folds out into three separate sections. The two end sections have large, transparent zippered pockets that make it easy to see what I have stored in each one. My interchangeable circular needle set fits perfectly into one of these pockets.
The center section, which is intended to hold makeup brushes, features some elastic loops. They work fairly well for holding sets of medium-size needles. I do have a few longer needles/hooks that I can’t keep in this section, but they are used so rarely that it’s not really a problem. Smaller needles might be tough to store in these loops too.
The strap that fastens the bag shut is elastic too. So, if you tend to overfill your supply bag a little bit, the strap will stretch to accommodate the extra stuff.
You’ll also see that one of the handles has a clasp, so you can hang it up easily by the handle. I have seen people use this same bag on the backs of car seats for road trips. Plus, it allows you to hang it up on hangers in hotels that can’t be removed from the closet bar. In my case, though, it’s an instant craft station. 🙂
I’m not a consultant – I just really like using this brand’s bags as storage for my craft supplies! In an upcoming post, I’ll show you how I use the Organizing Utility Tote as a project bag.