Patterns To Die For: Noni Designs

Gorgeous felted bag patterns made from knit or crochet. Yes, you can make these handmade luxurious yet simple designs yourself from Noni Designs by Nora J. Bellows. You can find a full list of all patterns on her site.

Noni Designs - Flamenco Bag Noni Designs - Nomad Bag Noni Designs - Clara Bow Bag
Noni Designs - Sheep Bag Noni Designs - Flamenco Bag Noni Designs - Cinch Bag

I was looking for a good bag pattern for my mother when I remembered my Noni pattern from years ago. I found the Adventure Weekend Bag somewhere in a store somewhere (!) and purchased it to make for myself! And I have yet to make it! The Long Weekend Adventure Bag (in Knit) is the pattern that caught my eye. It is now available in Crochet as well.

Noni Designs - Still Life with Pears Noni Designs - Adventure Weekend Bag Noni Designs - Messenger Bag

The instructions are straightforward and simple and include additional options on ways to customize your bag like, different strap options, sewing in a lining, and adding leaf embellishments. You will need a sewing machine for these projects. I love Noni Designs patterns because they look so professional (and equally makeable) and there is a wide range of bag styles to fit every personality. They’re fabulous.

Noni Designs - Clara Bow Bag Noni Designs - Cinch Bag

Yarns recommended for the Adventure Bag are:
Plymouth Yarns – Galway Worsted
Louet Yarns – Riverstone Light Worsted Weight
Stonehedge Fiber Mill Yarns – Shepherd’s Wool
Cascade 220 – a more accessible alternate

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