Must Make Monday 06.05

It’s a new month and a new Monday, and we’re back in your inbox with more inspiration for your Must Make Queue!

You see how the knitting work-in-progress is coming out of that adorable and functional project bag? You can stitch one up yourself! Let’s take a closer look:

This bag has a zipper to keep everything in place, making it easier to throw into a bigger tote and take it with you on the go. It also has a large handle, so of course you can just carry it on its own. This is a great fabric stash-busting project! You could also choose a fun novelty fabric to make this bag uniquely yours. We have a large selection of quilting cottons and canvas at Stitch that would be perfect for this bag – this one was made from the remnants of a pair of Emerson shorts I recently made.

The best part about this project? You can customize the pattern to make it any size you want! There is an online tutorial with instructions on how to make this bag here. If you’d rather sew this in the beautiful workspace at Stitch with an instructor walking you through the steps, you can take a class! Stitch regularly offers the Zippered Box Bag Class. Our next class will be held July 12th; you can sign up here.

isn’t she cute?

Now on to the knitting segment of this post!


If you’re a knitter who regularly reads our blog posts (or follows fibre space on Instagram, or occasionally scrolls through Ravelry), then by now you’ve probably heard of Joji Locatelli’s Starting Point Mystery Knit-a-Long (you can read a blog post on the fibre space website about it here). I got a late start on this one and now I am knitting frantically trying to catch up. I’m enjoying the mad pace though; the pattern is addicting!

Maybe you started on Day 1 of the MKAL so you are on track for the 5th and final clue; perhaps you’ve seen other knitters posting about it and you have a bit of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). Wherever you are, it’s not too late to join the party! Even if you wait until the mystery is over, you can still make this project; the pattern will be available for purchase on Ravelry (with photos of the finished project), and all the yarn you could ever dream of will be available at fibre space!

If you’re nervous about committing to a mystery knit-a-long, you can scroll through Joji Locatelli’s other designs and see if they match your aesthetic.

The shawl-in-progress shown above is being knit in Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply. Want to see how other knitters are coming along with their MKAL? You can check our our forum on Ravelry here or scroll through Instagram photos here.

Here’s a few more pics for inspiration to make your own project bag!

If you make either of these projects and post them on social media, please use the hashtags #mustmakemonday #sewwithstitch #fibrespace. We want to see!

Happy Stitching!